I have NO IDEA what to get my daughter for Christmas. Well, I have a few small ideas.
This is where my thoughts are:
The rainbow loom thing with the little rubber bands
What are you ideas?
Bath time wtih one of mine was a battle until I found a bath shampoo cap like that. That thing was worth its weight in gold to me. (Of course it didn't weigh much.)
It's funny how so much of this stuff seems silly to some of us, but makes perfect sense to others of us, depending on our kids' specific likes/dislikes and needs. It's all about what makes life with your kid better.
I stay as far away from stores as possible that day.
Also, I'm trying to get as much as I can from small local places, though I suppose that could be done that day. The huge sales though are places I stay away from particularly on that day.
But there are deals to be had! And I have a healthy budget so I don't have to worry about getting the great deals.
If you DO go, do you take kids with you?
We aren't that picky about mealtime generally, but Thanksgiving is slightly more formal. The kids usually can ask to be excused whenever they're done eating, but on Thanksgiving everyone stays around the table the whole time.
Also, no electronics. We hang out with family and visit with them.
Do you have any special rules for Thanksgiving?
Your school doesn't allow peanut butter but allows Nutella? Every school I've seen that bans peanuts also bans tree nuts, so at my kid's school and others I've seen around here, Nutella wouldn't be allowed either.
I'm not worried about a yard looking perfect. We don't put chemicals down, so we don't have nice grass as it doesn't really grow here without chemicals. But what we have is fairly tidy.
I'm more concerned about having a bunch of stuff around the yard for vermin to breed in. Their kids don't pick up after themselves and the stuff just seems to stay out there forever. And then there's so much stuff out that they can't really mow unless they pick it all up. And I don't...
My mom had a baby when I was about the age of this little boy and I was at my grandma's house for I think more than a week while she was in the hospital and then got things settled. (He was a premature and this was in the late 60s.)
When I heard about it, I was torn between two thoughts. I can't imagine doing it on one hand, but how much I adored my grandma and how close and wonderful our relationship was, in part because I spent the night, or nights, there from time to...
I will be watching a couple of toddlers for a friend, and I plan to keep them busy for much of the time I'm watching them, but I anticipate needing some down time to get some stuff done. I was thinking I'd put on Daniel Tiger during that time, but I'm wondering what cartoons the toddler set likes and parents are generally OK with.
What cartoons do you let your kids watch?