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.

little kids doing crafts with recycled products

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

Sometimes little kids don't want to do craft.  They want to play

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

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  1. I LOVE the window decoration! Very unique - one of a kind, for sure. Can Munchin sort the objects back into the boxes? Or maybe Little Buddy can put them back in anywhichway. I'm voting for you every day! So easy to click on the link on top right column. Happy Thanksgiving! Coolest turkey I've seen.

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  3. Lol.. Kids will alwasy be kids..that's the fun ain't it ;P

    But here's something you may or may not like. What if you had 2 hours to yourself. What would you do.

    A mother's Wish

  4. Your little guy sounds a lot like mine when it comes to crafts.... Love that it wound up in his truck.

  5. Hmm, raising the boys can be tough and you have to sometimes be creative and innovative to channel their energies. I hope your boy likes these activities. I admire moms who raise their boys well. I have been stuck with my PhD and I have to buy PhD dissertation service and I haven’t been able to give time to my son. My wife has been attending to him since then.

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