Parents with more than one child know that siblings can sometimes get a little... how shall we say it... argumentative. It can be a challenge (to say the least) to get siblings to work together in harmony.
Sometimes when things are at their worst, parents are at their best. And one recent evening, let me tell you... things were pretty bad in the argumentative department.
But, somehow, this parent (me) came up with a brilliant idea.
The Brilliant Idea
In the evening, when the boys were driving me bonkers, I randomly cut a hole in the top of a cardboard box and ordered them to drop all their blocks in it.
That was it.
Little did I know this activity would keep the boys busy for an hour!
An hour, people. An. Hour. The two siblings worked together to drop block in a box for an hour. Did I mention, they were busy for an hour?
There was no fighting, they just dropped the blocks in. The blocks fell to the bottom of the box. They emptied the box and they started again.
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And I didn't even have to turn on a screen to distract them. (If you ever start reaching for a screen, reach for one of these indoor activities for kids, instead.)
Wonders never cease.
At the end of the evening, my eldest son even said, "Thanks for making this, Mom."
No. Thank you.