Spring break has arrived and since we’re sticking around the house for a stay-cation, Funology Mom and I have lined up some fun activities for the boys to keep them occupied while we try to get some work done. We ordered a couple of Smithsonian Diggin’ Up Dinosaurs T-Rex kits that looked like they would keep the kids busy for an hour or two, and set them off on a dinosaur and gemstone archaeological dig.
With some rudimentary tools, the boys chipped away at the blocks of “stone,” hoping to reveal the treasure, while the adults sat inside on our laptops taking care of business. After an hour of loud pounding and tapping sounds, the boys came crashing in to show us the spoils of all their hard work. Well, the boys found some plastic bones, but it was hard for me to focus on the bones since my eyes were drawn to their clothes. You would think they had just carved the statue of David by the amount of dust covering them from their head to toes.
We shuttled them back out to the deck where we found that it was even worse. It looked like a ten-pound sack of flour had been dropped from the upstairs window. The entire deck was coated in white powder, filling every nook and cranny. I simply cannot understand how so much dust came out of just two little blocks.
These mini excavation kits were certainly a lot of fun, but I’m so glad we set the kids up outside and not in the basement!