December 3, 2012
By Courtney @ Ordinary Happily Ever After
Every once in a while HUGE life changes happen. When they do, family adjustments can be difficult. I'm in the middle of such a huge life change at the moment.
Three weeks ago my fifth child was born and he is a beauty. Before he was born our school work was done in the afternoons while the toddler napped. Shortly before the baby was born the toddler stopped taking naps.
Now we not only have to adjust our schedule to accommodate a new baby, but a toddler who is awake all day long. That is why I am coming here to beg for help!
The normal toddler activities don't work for more than five minutes on this kid and it is never long before he starts to wreak havoc on the worksheets or projects of his siblings.
How do you keep a very busy boy (who can't talk yet, by the way) occupied while your house has been taken over by school? Do your toddlers have favorite school toys or projects? I would LOVE to hear your ideas... preferably ideas that don't require constant parental supervision and will not make a mess :)
Courtney is military wife and homeschooling mom. She has been married to the greatest (and best looking) man for ten years and has loved nearly every minute of it. She has two girls, ages nine and seven, and three boys ages five, two and three weeks. Courtney knows it is selfish of her, but she feels that her children are entirely too much fun for someone else to enjoy their company all day. Courtney apologizes if this post is long winded and rambling. She tends to feel very passionately about things and has a hard time ever shutting up. You can find more of her and her musings over at My Ordinary, Every Day, Happily Ever After.