Friday, August 04, 2006

Toolkit

At home this week, solo, outnumbered by children ... some things I learned.

Thing A. Spongebob bandaids are a must have to slow down a toddler and buy time for lots of things. who knew?

Thing B. Do stuff. Go out.. drive, etc. A moving target is harder to hit.

Mind you..

Thing C. One hour is too long to prepare for an outing. Even the best toddler won't be able to keep their crap together beyond thirty minutes; no matter how many Spongebob bandaids you might throw at her. Be pragmatic about the volume of wicker or paper the child ingests as a protest during the latter thirty min.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think spongebob works for a while, wait til you try Hello Kitty!

That get-outta-the-house timing thing is critical.. if it takes too long, there'll be another diaper to change and another nursing session, then another snack and another diaper.. hey, have you tried the Family Place yet? Sooo toddler friendly.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and have you got a Science World membership? It's so worth it for the water table in the toddler area alone.

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sigh. When you're downstairs doing laundry on a bright sunny August afternoon, be very worried when your toddler upstairs starts chanting, "it's snowing, it's snowing.."

6:03 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

I have one who would have tried to apply all those bandaids to the baby.

Except, thank heavens, she was the baby so she had to decorate her next oldest sister.

11:54 PM  
Blogger L. said...

My daughter LOVED her bandaids.

But now she`s 9, and wants a tattoo....

1:41 AM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Spongebob bandaids and all the character bandaids are ... magic!

6:12 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Moving target - yes.

BUT - yes yes yes - the length of time that it takes to go from 0 to 60 (or whatever)... kind of detracts from whatever advantages are gained by movement. And with *two*? You make me afraid...

5:50 AM  

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