Keeping two toddlers entertained or in happy boredom is easy for a few hours here and there. Doing it all day and night while working out meals and other house essentials has it’s challenges–mainly because my kids are at a stage where they are constantly bickering in between moments of great companionship. I feel like a referee making some really hard calls (a small World Cup reference; yesterday was intense).
The technique this morning involves an M & M seduction. Each kid starts out with 7, and bad (yes, I’m using that word) behavior = 1 chocolate taken out of the bowl. I’ve tried so many creative different tactics that I can’t even feel bad about this one. It’s close to noon. Layla has 7 still; Zade is down to 6. I told them that whatever they have left in the bowl by 6 pm can be dessert after dinner. We’ll see how that goes.
We’ve had friends over and had sweet playdates, and we’ve also been creative about entertaining things to do at home:
And we’ve done some fun things outside the house as well:
And then there are these surprising moments as well:
So that’s our quick summer update.
Leave it to kids to invent fresh ways to have fun when we’ve straight up run out of idea energy.