I had to go to a meeting (again) at Eldest's school last night, and in the spirit of keeping the home a peaceful place decided to bring Little Guy along. He's had too many non-Mom nights lately, and is cranky with the big kids. We had a slice of pizza together before the meeting, and a lovely chat about life... and his impending 6th birthday.
Here is what we brought to the meeting to keep him busy:
- a package of index cards
- a pair of scissors
- a hole punch
- a package of brass fasteners
- a pencil
Little Guy spent an hour or more happily drawing body parts, cutting them out, then putting them together with the brass fasteners to make people and dogs with movable limbs. When he tired of that he drew train tickets and punched them like a conductor. It wasn't a bad set-up: not too noisy, inexpensive, and reasonably easy to clean up (if your hole punch has a catcher-thingy so the punched-out pieces don't fall on the floor).