We often struggle on weekends to maintain some semblance of sanity and patience. The kids get crazy, we get crazy and by bedtime Kevin and I are just spent. I do know that one thing that helps this problem is to engage them in some interesting activity. Yesterday Kevin showed the boys how to make a hot air balloon. Supplies: trash bags, scissors, tape, hair dryer. They were at first disappointed about the fact that they wouldn't be RIDING in the hot air balloon, but in the end it was really fun.
First attempt, unsuccessful... The trash bag was too thick and too long and skinny to float.
Success! A fun floating bag of air. Look how much fun they had!