Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bouncing Boys and Busy Bags

My boys do a lot of this...
and not a lot of this...

I like it that my boys are active.  Mostly.  It's difficult to convince them that there are times we should work on things quietly.  We don't have to run, jump, and yell all day long.  

You see, I work part time and once in a while I need some quiet - usually that time is from about 9:30-11:30 on Tuesday mornings.  2 hours is a long time for 2 and 3 year olds.

This month we also have seen a lot of doctors.  We're working on figuring out why Monkey's fingers and toes keep swelling up; Baby had a check up and a cardiologist visit; and Crackers - well this month he actually hasn't had anything.

There is a lot of sitting and waiting in small rooms for these guys.  During my meetings, I try to always bring toys so they will be entertained for a while.  Unfortunately, around 10 they start to get tired, and hungry, and they really just want to snuggle with mommy so they can rest.  

With the help of my friend "Pinterest" I have begun putting together a busy bag for the boys.  Our busy bag is comprised of a variety of quiet activities they can share together while they wait.  It also has sippy cups (we don't use sippy cups at home, but when we're away it's nice to avoid spills - and they ALWAYS want a drink when we're near a water fountain).

Over the next few weeks I will begin to share some of our fun busy bag activities.  I would love input with more suggestions so I can rotate activities out of the bag once in a while, to keep it fresh and entertaining!

Looking forward to sharing our first activity with you tomorrow!


  1. My busy bag would have an invisible ref for thumb wrestling.

  2. hahaha, I love it. I think thumb wrestling in the church hallway would turn into wrestling and that would turn into crying...

  3. I just want you to know - I think you are an amazing mom!