Stuff I Do With My Kid When I Can’t Think of Anything to Do With My Kid: Kitchen Edition

Today I would like to share with you 2 activities that I do with Bug when I can’t think of anything else to do with Bug.  Each lasts about 10 minutes… which is just about enough time for me to fold & put away laundry.

1.  “Washing” dishes

I totally credit my mother with this one.  I put a towel on the floor.  I pull up a chair.  I fill up one side of the sink with soapy, bubbly water (“Bubbo! Bubbo! Bubbo!”) and some already clean dishes.  I turn on the faucet on super low and let Bug wash & rinse some dishes.  Prepare for a wet baby.  The end.

2. Playing in the kitchendrawer

Lame name for the game, I know, but whatevs.  Bug has several lower kitchen drawers that he has access to, but obviously the one that he can’t reach is his favorite.  After he washes dishes, I pull his chair over to the drawer, remove the items that could poke his eye out, put a couple of stainless bowls on the counter and let him go to town.  This game actually lasts longer than the dish washing game… or maybe it feels like it lasts longer because of all of the noise he’s making.  Either way, totes worth the mostly uninterrupted laundry time for Momma.

What are some easy-to-set-up/no-brain/totally-out-of-ideas activities that you do with your kids?


2 thoughts on “Stuff I Do With My Kid When I Can’t Think of Anything to Do With My Kid: Kitchen Edition

  1. I’ve always been hesitant of having my kiddo wash dishes because knowing him, he’ll probably topple over and fall on the floor. So instead I pull out toys that I know he’ll get into for a long time. He particularly loves this doors and latches puzzle that will seriously occupy him for 30 to 45 minutes straight. Bliss!

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