How to Entertain Your Kids When You Just Need to Sit Down
They’ve been fighting since breakfast, needing you to repeat everything you’ve said, you’ve crawled around pretending to be a horse and you’ve stomped through the house looking for Trolls because you’re a Burgen. You made it to Costco, Aldi, and Stater Bros. You’ve vacuumed (twice), mopped, picked up toys, and cleaned up the cat puke.
The littlest is napping and now you need to just sit down.
Here come the olders.
In search of entertainment via whining.
It never fails. When I just need to sit. When I just can’t move again, my oldest says, “What should we do mom?”
Break my heart why don’t ya!?
So, I came up with ideas to keep her busy and keep my butt on the cushion. I try hard to think of things that I can participate in without much participation. Sounds so lazy, but you all get me.
Even when they are both awake, there are times I just need to sit and watch. Or sit and not think.
Some days they are content with me just sitting on the playroom floor while they build and dance and play. Some days I’m the party clown.
One wants to watch Blaze and the other needs my attention.
There are a few tricks up my sleeve before I turn to Full House or the iPad.