Friday, August 22, 2008


Bean has always been pretty independent and self-sufficient. She's great at amusing herself. But lately, Bean has been wandering the house, singing (to the tune of "Are You Sleeping"), "This is boring, this is boring ..."

My wonderful mother witnessed this, and appeared one day bearing The Toddler's Busy Book. It's fantastic! A lot of the ideas are so simple that I wonder why I didn't come up with them myself. One of them doesn't require any intervention from me and keeps the girls happy and busy for hours. I just fill up a tub with water and stick it on the deck with a bunch of Tupperware.

The first day that I tried this, the girls had a blast! That is, until one dumped water on another one's head and hysteria burst forth. But, I had a good hour and half before that happened.

It worked so well that I set up two tubs of water today so that they wouldn't argue over the water. When I went to check on them, they had both stripped down to their birthday suits and were sitting in the tubs. Why isn't bath time this easy?

Don't forget, tomorrow is the weekly Kid Pics Carnival! Give your kids a camera and watch the creative juices flow!


Muthering Heights said...

LOL, I'm sure that will keep them busy for a Long time! The book sounds so helpful!

Julia said...

I need to pick up that book. I love "this is boring!" of course when Ellie says that I give her chores to do (just like my parents, yikes!) and she figures out ways to entertain herself after that.

wright said...

That is a really great idea! I might have to do this with Ally. She is a bit small so I'd have to saty close by, but I think she'd have a blast!

One Mom said...

Maybe this could be bath time! Soap, washcloth and a doll to bathe and maybe everyone would get washed! They look like they're having a blast!

Kara said...

I love it!! I can't wait to try this when my girls are off to school and it's just Little One and I:)