I was working on school with my oldest two girls while my youngest two were upstairs playing. It occurred to me that they’d been up there for quite a while and it was very quiet. I shouted up stairs, “Honey, what are you doing?”
“Being a good girl!” came back a quick reply.
Now if that’s not suspicious I don’t know what is! She was indeed taking little cups of water from the bathroom and forcing Jason Jr. to drink them!
What do you do to keep your toddlers busy while you homeschool?
From where in the bathroom???? The sink, I hope.
My dogs do the same thing — if it’s quiet, they are usually up to something. 😉
Please tell me it came from the bathroom sink, not the other water source! 🙂
LOL.. I like Frieda’s comment.
I didn’t homeschool my kids but I do understand that if they are quiet then they are up to something… my girls are very close in age and when it was quiet I knew something was up. I have story to tell.. maybe I should make it a post some day..LOL.
Carly Kaemmerling says
Barney. The Wiggles. PBS. You do what you have to do to get the older kids’ school done! Now that the twins are 3 they only watch Curious George in the morning, then play either outside or inside until lunch. But younger than that, it’s either TV or ‘hip-hugging’ as we call it!
Hmm I don’t know. It didn’t even occur to me to wonder where the water came from…
Carly, That’s pretty much how it goes here. I try to avoid the TV in the mornings, but there are times… 🙂
Cheryl @ On the Old Path says
When homeschooling I include my littles as much as possible, inevitably they lose interest so I also have a basket of toys that they are only allowed to play with them during school time. Another great resource is Preschooler activities in a bag http://sonbeams.com/preschool-activities-in-a-bag.html I hope that helps.
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I don’t even homeschool, yet this post totally coincides with a Vaseline post that I put up a couple of weeks back. That quiet house is a goldmine for some mothers, for others, it’s a signal that you better get up and do something QUICKLY!
Puzzles, books, preschool computer games,math manipulatives… dry beans make a great “sand box” for indoors!
The title of this post is so true! My little Noah is only 8 months old & it’s already true. The other day my hubby & I were fixing dinner and realized Noah had gotten quiet and discovered it was becuase he found the cord to one of our laptops! Thankfully it wasn’t in his mouth yet 🙂
Cheryl, I love the idea to have a box of toys they can only play with during that time. I’ve never done this before probably because I’m not that organized. Maybe I can get something together.