Rainy days spent indoors needn't lead to boredom and grumpiness.
Children like to move and space is in short supply at home.
What could you do to get them moving that wasn't too boistrous? You don't need any special equipment.
Put on the radio and dance.
Scatter stepping-stone cushions across the crocodile-infested rug.
Play Simon Says.
Sing 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes'.
Have a living-room Olympics: see how many star jumps you can do in a minute; count how many times you can throw a balled-up sock into the wastepaper bin.
Whatever you do, make sure it's different and make sure it's fun. Soon enough your children will get the idea and start to invent their own games.
There's something in the room with you right now that is waiting to be played with in a new way. Can you see it?
Time for a well-earned cup of tea.