When I get tired of the same old routine. I take the kids to the park. It is the MOST entertaining thing for all of us because it's in nature which is refreshing. Not to mention that the kids get to expend ALL of their energy. Pack some snacks (my favorite is frozen grapes) and plenty of drinks. Bring bubbles for ultimate fun. When you get back home from the park the kids will take the longest nap ever which will give you some alone time with peace and quiet.