Today is such a day.
Luckily, I prepared in advance for these occasions. This is not, after all, my first rodeo. (I like the sound of that phrase. Meanwhile, I attended a rodeo once. My aunt, Kim, took my brother and me to the LuLu Shriners rodeo when I was of tween-ish age. I remember bucking broncos, but mostly I remember the cowboy hat she bought me. It was red. I loved it. Man, do I miss my childhood...)
On a recent Target run, I bought these inexpensive flag decorations and stickers to have on stand-by.
Target: Stickers, $1 per sheet; Kraft paper flags, $1; Orange burlap flags, $3
I set out the stickers, crayons, and a glue stick (those bats could have been stickier on the back...), then let them decorate. Even though it's ridiculously simple, it's important to remember these activities are designed to excite my kids as they enjoy the autumnal season and count down to Halloween. For them, any time spent coloring and using stickers is time pleasantly spent...
...and that's good enough for me!