Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Boys and Indoor Activities Don't Always Mix
At first when Little Buddy was young I didn't think he was going to be that wild. He was very calm at first and I thought he was going to be very easy and laid-back. I was wrong. Very wrong.
As it's been getting colder outside, I've been scouring the blogs for things to keep kids busy. We found several great ideas and at first, things were going well. Munchkin Girl was enjoying our monster project. I put construction paper on the outside of a paper coffee cup and the plan was to glue on eyeballs, nose, etc to make a monster.
She was really having fun until Little Buddy came over to inspect. I gave him a monster too, and to his credit he did glue on a nose. His interest in the project lasted approximately 10 seconds. Then he tore off the construction paper and started using the coffee cup as a microphone. He let Munhckin Girl have a turn too and they were yelling, "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!"
Shortly after that, the craft became fun inside his truck
Moving on. Next we tried some sensory learning. At first, everything was very peaceful and I was patting myself on the back. I put noodles, fluff balls, etc. in the cardboard box and they got to pour and play with things.
Little Buddy started getting a little wild so I moved the project to the floor. Still, things went very well for a few minutes
I went to the pantry to get out some things to start dinner. When I turned around, I was greeted with this
The whole box emptied out on the floor. They had started on the next box too but I was able to prevent that at least.
The good news is that I'm always entertained. Life is never boring with Little Bull-dozer. I mean Little Buddy. And we did have a few successful projects too