Need just ONE minute

Lately, the kids and I have been doing some strange things to get just ONE more minute to complete a task, or nurse.  Here’s a couple of my favourites: 1.  I convinced the kids they were birds, and had to build a nest out of the blankets we keep in the family room, but they had to stay inside the box we keep them in. IMG_4699

2.  We watched Elise dive into our little pool with all her clothes on… and this has since turned into a favourite activity.  To get that cherry on top, we let her bring along her favourite ball.

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3.  Body decorating.  You know how you’re supposed to encourage your children to stick the stickers on paper… why not hand them a page of stickers and see where they’ll stick them. …looking back, I guess this activity needs some supervision.  I’m thankful none ended up on my new paint or dining room furniture.  I’ll chalk that up as a win.

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(in case you didn’t notice, Elise’s hair is finally long enough for pigtails!!  Yay!  … and I hope you didn’t notice, it’s time for this mom to buy her son a new t shirt… is he always wearing that one??)

4.  Play doh.  This is not creative.  But it really keeps them busy for a long time.  ….but get the non-toxic kind (or home made if you’re that brand of fancy); because if you’ve got toddlers, play doh time can also double for snack time. (just kidding-ish).


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