It’s a juggling act, trying to keep my two toddlers occupied while I do the dishes or the laundry, make dinner, etc., etc. Sometimes they get bored with their everyday toys and just need something different to play with. ENTER imagination.
Baby Jack loves to build things, but he gets frustrated with Legos because he hasn’t quite mastered them yet. And when I introduce the wooden blocks, it often results in a tug-o-war or a screaming frenzy because one of them wants the blocks the other has, or Jack knocks over Rose’s masterpiece.
When introducing something NEW, that always helps them to quiet down and enjoy playing for at least 10-15 minutes so I can have a breather. So, I got the ole disposable paper cups out of the cupboard. When I realized they needed more, I got out the plastic ones – we don’t use them anyway, so why not?
This occupied them for at least 15-20 minutes, and then Jack finally decided it would be fun to knock down Rose’s masterpiece. I quickly entered the scene and tried to laugh it off, making Rose see how fun it is to watch the cups fly. Luckily she bought it and we all laughed as I helped Rose pile up the cups for Jack to knock ’em down.
Cheap fun. Mama likes.