Monday, February 18, 2008

How to keep your toddler entertained while you are trying to cook dinner

Step one: Place a long baking dish that used to contain some delightful chocolate chip brownies across one side of your sink.

Step two: Squirt some dish soap in the pan and fill with water.

Step three: Gather a few semi clean spatulas and spoons.

Step four: Step back and watch as your toddler splashes away. Try not to slip on the wet floor.



Guess who figured out how to open the bedroom door. I will wait........
















Who? Me?



Yeah it was this guy. He is not too sneaky about it, he has not quite gotten the hang of it completely just yet. It takes him several tries before he figures out that you have to move back with the door as you are opening it, otherwise your feet will just push the door closed again. He came in to my room, I scared him (which he loves by the way) and then he went downstairs for breakfast confusing my husband who was not really expecting him. Evan followed after but did not initiate anything. It is quite clear who my rule pusher is going to be.

Oh and check this out, it is a pattern of my own devising.

8 comments:

Chichimama said...

Hat? I like it so far!

Jessica said...

I need to try this with my toddler. I can't hardly step foot in the kitchen without him running in and begging to be held. UGH!

Zephra said...

Yep. I found out Zakary knows how to open doors too.

Guinevere Meadow said...

That is a FABULOUS idea! (Plus you get your dishes washed!) tee hee hee!

GoofyJ said...

Not only does Jacob know how to open doors, he also knows which key will open our office doors (locked to avoid computer damage and any one deciding to chop off fingers with sewing scissors)AND how to use it to unlock the door - I am DOOMED!!! :-) Cute pictures by the way :-)

chelle said...

hehe I get Becca to "wash" the dishes after baking so I can clean up and make dinner!

Vicky said...

Cute! And it's good to have them help from an early age - very soon it will be REAL help they are giving. Yoshi's latest joy (at 11 years old) is making visitors cups of tea!

Nice purple.... hat? Bottom of bag??

Elizabeth-W said...

Dinner time was playdough time when mine were that age. BUT, you had to be in the high chair (to contain the playdough mess). Cookie cutters and playdough.