I believe that to prevent the kids from driving me nutso, that I have to keep them busy. Now, taking kids out all the time can get expensive and we are on a budget, so I always keep my eyes peeled for free family friendly events in my community.
My favorite place? The library!
Public libraries these days provide LOADS of craft days, movie days, workshops, exercise classes, magic shows, story times, and we can't forget the thousands upon thousands of books, dvds, and music.
Just today I was able to take the kids to see Dumbo which we missed a couple months ago when it was in theaters. We popped our own popcorn, brought our water and headed to the library. It was our lucky day because the kids ran into some friends from school AND there was a robot craft they could take and make during the movie. They wanted to stay afterwards and play with the lego table. The library can provide hours of fun, TRUST ME. And the best part is its all FREE!...(and air conditioned) ;)
Go check out upcoming events at your local library!