Fun Way to Occupy the Kiddos – a.k.a. A Breather For Mom!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  Water is one of the best “toys” for kids!  Especially cranky ones.  I know with this hot weather that we’ve been having lately, we’ve all been a bit crankier than normal.

Over the weekend hubby and I decided that it was time to move the playhouse to a more kid-friendly area.  (It was over these cement blocks, and it just made me nervous).  Just a few days before I had to knock the roof off of it because there was a wasp nest and an ever-present Mama wasp inside the house.  There were about a million spiders inside there, too and the whole darn thing was just in need of a good cleaning.

As I started dragging the playhouse closer to the hose, my almost-5-year-old starts interrogating me.  After I explained that I needed to hose off the house, he volunteered to help.  At first I told him no, I would be taking care of it  (sometimes “helping” isn’t all that helpful, ya’ know?).  At that moment, the light bulb went on, and I saw this for the opportunity that it was – a little bit of Mommy time.  (well, except for the fact that I still had to occupy the little one).

We traded the regular clothes for a bathing suit, and he very happily got to work.  Let me tell you, this occupied him for a loooooong time.  And I ended up with a clean playhouse and a little bit of a breather.  Nice!

Do you have a story about how water play saved the day?  I’d love to hear about it.  You can either leave it as a comment, or if you have a blog, write a post about it and link up in the Linky below.

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  1. Hey!!! Just coming over to say "hi" on iFellowship day! Hope you're having a great week! Are you gonna be on the chat on Thursday??? Hope so!! =)

  2. Hey!!! Just coming over to say “hi” on iFellowship day! Hope you’re having a great week! Are you gonna be on the chat on Thursday??? Hope so!! =)