Friday, February 3, 2012

Try It

As is typical in most homes with young children, or at least in our home, the hour before dinner is Mama and Baby meltdown central!  Caysen wants to be held while I'm trying to pull dinner together and straighten up the chaos that is our house.  I decided to try something new.  Rather than just surviving "the witching hour", we did something to make it fun.  Let me tell you, it made life so much easier!  Instead of a toddler whining and head-butting my shins (yes, he really does that), Caysen played happily and I enjoyed watching him while I worked.  I just threw an old table cloth on the floor, gave him some water, flour, pudding, bowls, and spoons and let him go to town.  I do have a strict "stay on the table cloth" rule though because this Type A Mama can't handle a sticky mess or finger prints on everything! To anyone trying to make the last hour before Daddy gets home a little more enjoyable, I would highly recommend it!


The Annessa Family said...

LOVE this idea! I guess I'll need to get some plastic tablecloths in the future!


SassyAgapi said...

Too funny! Not a bad idea :)