I had a morning with my three year old where I could do nothing right and I was being hit by wave after wave of tantrums. Thank God for nap time because it brings the potential of a fresh start to the day. Before he woke up I filled a baking dish with dried beans and buried a handful of marshmallows, fake money and monkeys. Once he was up I told him he was going to go on a treasure hunt. Instant joy!
Little Jethro wanted in on the action and to calm the brewing storm I gave him his own container filled with dried rice. That was stupid. He used the rice as confetti and our kitchen became a rice bowl. We were having a bunch of friends over for a potluck that night, so again, poor planning on my part.
Despite the mess it was such a relief to have happy boys.
Because I wish to be as transparent as possible on Elasticpantcity I wanted to state the obvious:
1. I stage all the photos where my house looks clean.
2. Sometimes Levi dresses himself and I pretend I don’t notice his shirt is inside out (Choose your battles, right?).
3. Craft time never goes as perfectly as planned (or not planned).