Every so often we have to put everything fun on hold and spend a weekend doing all the boring house stuff that is threatening to engulf me. The kids hate it. We usually have mutiny at first.
To begin with they ignored our requests for help and just continued playing.
So I tried my trick for breaking the foul mood; some good old fashioned rock 'n' roll. This time it was some early ZZ Top Jay had picked up. Definitely this boy's style of music! It got them all up dancing and laughing til they fell down.
Then they got to choose one job, and be given another. My Girl decided she wanted to make something, "not with fabric and thread, with tools". So she repaired a chair. With tools.
Then it was playtime.