Monday, August 6, 2012
How I manage to cook dinner....sometimes
The boys take a long afternoon nap and when they wake up they are not always in the best of moods. They especially do not want to be away from me AT ALL! The rest of the afternoon is what I call my crunch time. So what is a mom to do when you have two boys who need to be with you but you need to cook dinner? You sit them down next to you and put them to work.
On this day it meant coloring for B and for W it meant a simple activity with pom poms and two plastic containers. He really enjoyed placing them in the containers and dumping them out again and again. I actually found that this is the best time for W to do a sit down activity. And it's perfect because I am still next to them the entire time. This simple little routine has made all our lives a a lot better. The boys have fun and there are less fights and tears and I am still able to cook and enjoy watching them. Now to think of more easy ideas for the afternoons.
*this post was part of the Mom's Library Link Up*