Tuesday, September 01, 2009

How to Entertain a Four Year Old While His Older Siblings are at School

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It was quite an adventure trying to keep Nathan occupied yesterday while the big kids were at school. First, we dropped the kids off at their perspective schools and classrooms. Then, we went to the grocery store and the "dough nut" store for a couple of Krispy Kremes (it was our little secret). Next, we came home and watched some Scooby Doo, did some laundry (washed his puppy), got the mail, played outside, made a blanket fort, built a puzzle, cleaned up raw eggs off the kitchen floor and that was all before noon!

After lunch, we played hide and seek, drew and colored pictures, finger painted, made and then played with edible play dough (peanut butter play dough - 1 cup pb, 2 cups confectioner's sugar and 1/2 cup of honey), played in the fort again, tore it down and had to build a new one, watched some more Scooby and then petted the dog and pointed out all the dog poop in the yard and watered our flowers while we waited for the big kids to come home.

Then he crashed, much to my chagrin at 4 p.m. I knew I was in for trouble later...especially when he woke up at 9, refreshed and ready for more. I seriously thought he was going to kill me hahaha! And then by the grace of God he fell back asleep at 1 a.m. Let me just tell you...I was one tired momma!

And the best part of it all.....was we got to wake up today and do it all.over.again!



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