This is true for some games. We rubber-band all stacks of cards and sometimes use little snack-size plastic bags if there are a lot of pieces. If you do that, it doesn’t create as much chaos as you’d think.
No, probably not. You gotta admire his tenacity, though.
Very true. There are certain flavors and textures that I know will be automatic gag-inducers for my kid. In those cases, I substitute in something I know he’ll like or prepare it in a slightly different way for him. The ultimate goal being to get him to enjoy a wider variety of foods not make him hate zucchini forever.
“what’s Alice lying to you about today?” <--- Love this.
Thank you! This is great info!
Thank you!! I’ve made that change.
You are ... you!
That’s cuz it’s always cold.
Yes, it’s great to use when you feel your patience wearing thin! I’m using thinking to myself, “WHY is this SO important to him?!? Oh, I’ll ask him that.”
I hope it helps!
Same. But I’m coming up on 37, so I’d also need a little neck support extender built in.
Oh yes, I have witnessed that same move in my house!
Yes! Board games are great and they do keep getting more fun as they get older. We’ve entered the land of Guess Who, Battleship and, our new favorite, Labyrinth. Oh, and Hedbanz!
I don’t mean to limit all the attention you give your kids to 20 minutes per day. But for that one thing they love to do that you just *don’t*, it could be one tool for how to find balance for both of you. But hey, if you’re already crushing it and loving those head-butts, then kudos!
“Wanted to eat my own hands” is an excellent description.
I wish there was. The materials break down over time, making them less safe. Once they’ve expired, you can’t even donate them and the recommendation if you leave them out for garbage pick-up is to cut the straps so someone else doesn’t find it and use it.
I feel you. I have started leaving mine in another room in the mornings for at least 15 minutes before my son goes to school so I can hang out with him without checking something “real quick” over and over.
Riiiight? I think because it’s such a round-the-clock need, they really can never have too many volunteers.
Excellent point, haha. Most of what I read indicated that these programs do get parental consent to participate in the program.
right. you understand it perfectly.