Ten Ways to Entertain a Child for today's Ten on Tuesday!
I just spent a couple of days entertaining two little boys, so I'm pretty fresh!
1. Read. Always read! Morning, noon and night!! Despite paring down numerous times, I still have a vast and varied collection of children's books. I will be ready when grandchildren start to appear. (This should not be taken as an outright request for grandchildren.) (Come what may.) (And when.)
3. Chase, Catch, Tickle & Release (Over and Over and Over Again) (with omissions and variations as your spirit -- and energy -- allow). This is best out on the grass, but adaptable for use inside or out!
7. Play in the playhouse! Or make a fort!! The all-time favorite, of course, is to employ the outside clothesline. Working with what was at-hand, I draped hotel sheets and blankets last week to make fun little play places between the beds. We also pulled a sheet, tucked in at the foot of the bed, over a chair to create a fun space -- I sat happily knitting in a chair while my feet were up on another, holding down the other end while the boys nested in pillows underneath. What? Someone had to do it! It's a hard, hard life.
And whatever you do... HAVE FUN!!!