Once upon a Pinterest I perused things like at-home DIYs, fun crafty activities for my children, homemade baby food, homeschooling nifties and the like and then I had a third kid. And got off Pinterest (well, until today when I gave in during a moment of housewife desperation and a serious need to do some mindless web staring, but that is beside the point).
Some days just require as little hands on child care from the primary child care provider as is possible, and today was one of them. Here are my 5 rather negligent favorites this Wednesday.
I know I may risk getting a few judgmental e-glances for this, but I HATE blowing bubbles with my girls. I hate the fight for who holds the bottle, I hate the amount of soapy crap that gets all over my hands and the issues that my kids always have with reaching the bubble blowing stick down into the soapy water in order to actually be able to blow a bubble at all. Solution for today? Dump all the bubbles we own into the top, very shallow part of our water table, give them every bubble blowing stick we own, add a tiny bit of water so that dipping the sticks isn't difficult and go back inside. I wouldn't let them in unless their hands and bodies were hosed off, so no soapy mess on me or in the house and I was happy.
I love it when they get to the point where they can feed themselves, I am in hands-off heaven.
Thanks so much to Grace for hosting in Hallie's stead this Wednesday. Have a great time with Jen, Hallie!