Sunday, July 22, 2012

if all else fails, put them in a box

 It was one of those days.
You know how children have that uncanny ability to sense when you are trying to be extra productive and they respond by being as needy as their little bodies can manage (which is a LOT of neediness)?

It was one of those days.

And in my "AAAAH! I am never going to get this finished!" frenzy I did the last thing I could think of.
I picked up my whining girl and plopped her inside the box I was trying to unpack.

And I then won the "funniest thing Mom has ever done" award.
 Nicholas made sure his "Eh-wie" had lots of toys in there.

 It finally got to a point where it was just a bit overwhelming.
 So then, it was time for "the bruder's!" turn.
Still didn't get the unpacking finished, but at least we had some fun.


Cindy said...

One of those pictures I had to take a double take. Ellie looked so much like you!

Must have been something in the air this week, my boys were exactly the same way. Or I'm hoping, maybe Asher is getting some teeth! Hoping the same for Ellie.

BTW, I hope you are planning on posting pictures soon of your house all unpacked. I will not lie, I'm dying to see!

magunn said...

This is a fantastic idea. A box. A BOX. I'll try it tomorrow.

I'm still trying to figure out if there's some way I can sneak-attack productiveness on my kids. You know, get so many things done so quickly and so fun-ly that they hardly know what hit them?

I think that this must be the hidden art of motherhood ...

heidi said...

ah cute! getting things done the way we wish is just not in a young mothers day!!