Last week I ended up watching a couple of neighbor kids for the day. Babysitting is always so intimidating. I feel like I have to entertain the kids for the entire time, and make sure that they are safe every minute of the day, when in reality, most days I let Clark entertain himself as much as he can. I love playing with my kids, be laundry has to be folded, dinner prepared, and diapers change; plus, I can only play dinosaurs or cars for SO long.
In an effort to entertain the kids, we did some impromptu crafting. We grabbed a couple of felt circles, that I'd previously cut out for an unrelated project, and a pipe cleaner.
It kept the kids entertained for a good 20 minutes, and then I was back to scrambling for more toddler entertainment.
We are watching a different little girl this week. I'm happy to have her, but exhausted already. We'll see what sorts of activities we come up with this time. Any suggestions? What are your favorite activities to do while watching other people's children?