Monday, March 12, 2007

Three Ways to Have Fun as a Parent

One: Take pictures of your child in funny sleep positions.

When I showed this picture to Noah the next morning he laughed and said, "Hmm. I must have been dreaming that I was a ladder."

Two: When you can't find paper, tell your child to color on his own belly.

(Warning: this activity sometimes means that you must let them color on your belly. And no, you don't get to see that picture.)

Three: Convince your child your house has "magic buttons".

Our bathroom has a dual lightswitch--you can turn the lights on and off from the bathroom or from the master bedroom. We told Noah there was a magic button on the floor of the bathroom and that if he stomped on it he could turn the lights off. Geary showed him where to stomp (right in front of the toilet) while I stood in the bedroom manning the lights. We also told him that to turn the lights back on all he had to do was slap his leg. It's pretty funny when he "accidentally" steps on the magic button and the lights go off...and even funnier when he spends a few seconds slapping away to try to get them back on before resorting to the "reggalar" light switch.


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