I've always done it...even when it was just Big T and I at home and I needed to get something done.
But I always weighed the pros and cons.
If I let the kids do something over there - even though it will create a mess to clean up - will it allow me to do something I want over here?
Will it be worth it?
When Big T was Little T, I thought it was.
I thought, if I could just get a few dishes done or make a phone call or just sit and catch my breath, then letting him play in the bag drawer would be worth it. And OH how he loved playing in the bag drawer.
|I know, I know...never play with plastic bags. But don't worry, I was right|
beside him doin' dishes.
Then there was that one time I had to make a very important phone call. But as all us mums know, the
So that day, I let this happen:
I haven't changed my ways much. 'Cuz I still see the value in this. (I know, crazy!)
It's nearing the end of Spring Break here and the weather has been, well, not very spring-like. Needless to say, the house reflects it.
So in order to keep my sanity I just HAD to clean up a bit, but the boys were after me to play with them more, more, MORE!
It was then that I had an epiphany...a Hallelujah moment...I think I even heard angels sing.
Big T had been asking for flour so he could drive his cars in it. He just loves doing this. He'd been asking me all day. And it couldn't be an easier or cheaper activity...and to tell you the truth, it actually wasn't so hard to clean up. A bin, some flour and a sheet is all you need. I can see the appeal actually...so soft to the touch...a very cool sensory experience.
But that's not why I gave in to him. This was all about me! I needed a break.
It's so sad that a break for me is cleaning, but I've learned to accept that.
So here are my boys enjoying one of Big T's favourite activities...
|Look at that satisfied look|
... and I got the dishes done, dinner made and was able to go on Pinterest.
Totally worth it.