|Don't get mad, get the camera!|
I want to be a super mom, I do, some days, when I find the energy. Other days, I make my kid do the chores:
The other day, I needed to get some stuff done, (really I wanted some "me time" but I still got the dishes washed so it totally counts.) I needed to invent a way to keep my son occupied nothing was working, he didn't want to read or play with his trains, marbles aren't something he can do by himself, TV isn't something we let him watch a lot of, but I tired it, and it failed. It was a "mommy day" and Mommy was tired. (Moving sucks.)
Then it hit me, peanuts. He loves to jump into and spread around the boxes of packing peanuts that I get from my tea shipments. They are cool eco-friendly corn starch peanuts and I have a few bags of them that I had saved for moving day. This day however they held a higher purpose. They were going to give me time. I just needed a way for them not to be so messy - the bathtub.
We filled up the bathtub, stripped him down to a diaper, gave him a bucket and shovel, and Mommy time was born!
Lazy mom turns into SUPER MOM (at least a little?)!
He stayed in the tub for 3 whole hours I did the dishes, read a book, painted my nails, and even watched an entire HALF HOUR TV show (while constantly checking on him of course.)
It was great, he had a blast, and I felt accomplished.