Saturday, October 29, 2011

who's the boss?

me: in the kitchen, doing dishes probably (since that's what I do best)

them: in the front room, sort of playing together, mostly fighting (since that's what they do best)

Here's what I heard (aside from the fightin' words):

"Hey, Danny! You're not the boss cuz Mommy's not in the shower!"

Oh, what funny kids I have.

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Also, you know how you find a great idea on the internet about some kind of activity that will keep your toddler happy. Something that's supposed to be fun. And maybe helpful with their physical development and well-being?

Get a strainer thingee and let them stick pipe cleaners in it. It's sure to be a hit with the little kids.

Two thumbs down.

I have pipe cleaners and strainer thingees so we tried it. Not good. Well, unless you think an activity that keeps them occupied for 3 minutes and makes a huge mess of extra pipe cleaners all over the kitchen floor a success. I don't.

What are you supposed to do when the 3 minutes is over and they're ready to move on to destroying some other area of the house? Make them help you pull out all the pipe cleaners because you might need that strainer thingee for dinner prep. Then you're left with a whole bunch of bent pipe cleaners.

They do make lovely hats though.

1 comment:

colds1 said...

I tried that one too. Only Tommy was interested. For half a minute. He preferred putting the pipe cleaners in and out of a cup. Sometimes Pinterest is right on. Sometimes, not so much! Glad I'm not the only one on this one!