When you have a house full of small children, it can be difficult to find ways of positively expelling their energy when the weather is inclement.
Galoshes and umbrellas to tackle mud puddles is one good solution.
Dressing them in their new bathing suits that they received as a Christmas gift from Poppa Alex and Kathleen and telling them to "swim" through the house and find Nemo is another good solution.
Of course there is also shopping at Costco ... while wearing their new bathing suits - that they love so very much - over their clothing. Because if they are worn under their clothing they can't see them. Right?
This is a good solution only if you don't mind having people laugh at you when you are out in public.