The boys don't understand this thing called the outdoor temperature. Once the sun is up they firmly believe they belong outside.
While that works for most days of the year, it's been a challenge to explain why rain, thunder, lightening, and rapidly cooling temperatures just don't comply with their outdoor play time.
So we've been creative with indoor energy outlets. We've built forts, hunted stuffed animals, pillow fought, and their new favorite...indoor water fights.
It doesn't start as a fight, but give two boys some measuring spoons, cups, and sinks full of water and a fight will ensue leaving all soaked, my floor washed, and excess energy depleted for at least 20 min. Win-win.