Charlie has spent hours, and wasted only God knows how many gallons of water, playing at our kitchen sink today and yesterday. It is the perfect solution for the dinner-time conundrum. You know, what do you do with the crazy toddler while you’re trying to fix a half-decent dinner for the family. Let them play in a sink full of water!
I pull a chair up to the sink, fill up one side with water, give him a measuring cup and a sand rake, and he is good to go for at least half an hour. Can you believe it? Yesterday I even put a drop of green food coloring in the water, and I thought Charlie was just going to bust he was so excited. (I hope the green food coloring won’t stain his insides or anything.)
Meanwhile, Maddie is happy in her little infant seat on the counter and I am good-to-go, clipping coupons, making phone calls, and cooking dinner. Another pro to this plan: the floor gets cleaned when I have to mop up all of the water Charlie spills.
I have to thank my mother for this idea. I did see her do this with Charlie at her house last week.