Monday, June 2, 2008

Quiet Time Genius...

Quiet time during the summers can be quite challenging. Oh Graham is great, he sleeps for 2-3 hours. It's Ethan, Mister Energy. However, I have a hard time getting him to play in the yard so I can have a little quiet time or get a few things accomplished. So today I had a new strategy, "work." I told him the cars and trucks needed washing, and I would get him a bucket with sponge, turn on the water hose and he could wash them. He thought this was a great idea, and he would do it for me! I got his equipment ready for him, he pulled out the cars and trucks, and away he went. He took his job seriously AND had a great time. Best of all, the house was quiet for a little while. Now to keep a list of jobs he can do for me...


1 comment:

Christy said...

Maybe one day have him wash his stuff and the next day play with it in the sandbox or dirt so that the next day he can wash it again. This sounds like a pretty good cycle.