Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Before Dinner Distractions

  I told you how I always feel like while I'm cooking it's a disaster. Someone is always crying or hanging on me or all of a sudden they need something. So I have been trying to come up with some activities the kids can sit down and do, so things are not so chaotic.  I saw this on Pinterest with a strainer and pipe cleaners. We didn't have pipe cleaners so I used straws, which worked but I know pipe cleaners will work better. Liam loved doing this, it was a little too hard for Declan but he tried and watched Liam. I plan on getting some pipe cleaners next time I'm at the store since they liked it. I would love to hear if you have some ideas as well.

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE your new blog design!! :)

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  2. I am right there with you when it comes to dinner time. . .so what a great way to keep them busy! I will have to give this a try tomorrow night. Thanks!:)
    -Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  3. Such a great idea, I'm going to try it!! We have pipe cleaners in abundance and I'm not sure why but no straws, too bad we're not neighbors ;)

    {love your boys names by the way don't think I told you before!}

    hugs, michelle

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  4. New follower from the cup o joe thursday hop! This is such a great idea to keep them busy and work on fine motor skills as well :)

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  5. OOh, your blog looks so cute! :) I love the header!

    And anything to keep 'em busy, hug? I'll have to try this out!

    P.S. I saw your comment about the Jillian DVD! Let me know how it goes :) Hopefully you will be delightfully sore in no time. ;)

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  6. Such a great idea. That's how my house is when I am trying to cook:) I am going to have to try this....thanks for sharing.

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  7. Seriously great idea! I have to do it with my girl.

    New follower from WOW.

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  8. looks like a great idea - even if they do get eaten!

    wm

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  9. those are some awfully cute distractions I am a new follower come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  10. What a great idea! I'm definitely going to have to try it! Stopping over from the sit and relax weekend hop!

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