Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Necessity is the Mother of Invention. I live 35 minutes away from any real stores. That, coupled with the fact that we are on a mission revamping our budget and therefore trying to save money on gas led to the Works for Me Wednesday.
Sweet Baby Paisley taking a snooze.
Jess suggested taking a couple sets of kids one Wednesday then having the next two Wednesdays to accomplish our 'to do' lists. I took the first Wednesday and had 13 children for 4 1/2 hours!
Five 2 and unders
We started the morning with a pancake breakfast complete with bacon and peaches. We decided it was mandatory for each person to bring their own highchairs.

I set up my gate in the kitchen and let the toddlers take turns in the sandbox. All my children love the sandbox and I love it even more when I figured out to put it inside the swimming pool to better contain the sand.
God provided a bit of sunshine and we went for a walk. We had a double stroller, a wagon with 3 two year olds, an Ergo, and at least 5 scooters. Then it was back home for yet another round of UNO.
Before lunch we had water play which ended up filling the pool and by the time the mom's came to pick up their children all the toddlers were only in diapers. We had several rounds of "Rosie", along with a toddler version of Soak Em' (somehow my snow angel's nose was broken off)
Aiden and Taylor
I wasn't sure how it was going to go or if I would even consider doing it again but we had a fabulous time! The time went very quickly and everyone was happy, well behaved, good manners and extremely helpful. Now, if I could harness that every day!
I am looking forward to my day tomorrow. I will start with a Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte, time with a friend and the added bonus of getting to take Paisley with me! I can't wait.


Alliwoo said...

I love this idea! How wonderful that the children were so helpful and cooperative. Will it be a regular thing with your friends? How many families were involved?

Anonymous said...

thank you mrs caroylnn it was so much fun savannah