Sunday, August 25, 2013

What Do Christmas Cards and Dirty Laundry Have in Common?

This is the best, and probably only, child rearing advice I will ever give.

Save yourself some money and don't buy too many fancy toys for your toddler.  We have two activities in our arsenal that save the day when restlessness sets in.

1). Christmas Cards
I hate to throw them away and the chances that I will do some cute Pinterest type craft with them are 0%.  I put them in a basket and let the girls have at them.  They love to look and point at all they see on the cards.  It's also a great way to start telling them who people are and now they have started picking family members out on their own.  

2) Dirty Laundry
When the going gets tough this is one of my final moves.  They play in their own dirty laundry a lot, but I save our stuff for special (read: unbearable) occasions.

You're welcome.


  1. Hey, whatever works. I learned from Corinne to have a tupperware cabinet in the kitchen that's full of stuff they can pull out and play with without risk of injury.

  2. Laundry is a great toy! Just an empty laundry basket will work for Zoey. She loves to put whatever she can find into it.

    This weekend Zoey wanted to help with laundry. She would load and unload the washer/dryer for us. Now if we can just continue this pattern for when she is older.