Thursday, March 7, 2013

How to entertain a grumpy baby and make dinner

I was trying to get dinner started the other night. Joe wasn't home yet and Martin was grumpy and didn't want to play with Olivia. So I pulled out one of my old tricks that used to work with Olivia...introduce random kitchen utensils as toys. I sat him down in the kitchen and handed him a potato masher.

Hey, this toy has lots of places to grasp! How interesting!

Let's taste this end. Mmmm, plastic.

Now let's inspect the little hole at the end of the handle. What does this do? Do my fingers fit in there?

After awhile, he got tired of the masher and started to fuss. So I grabbed the next available thing...the lid from an ice cream bucket.

Oohh...what is this?

Since I re-discovered this baby-entertaining technique, we have used it a lot.

What is this one?

Let's see if I can shove the entire thing in my mouth.

This is so much fun, Mommy!

1 comment:

All in His Perfect Timing said...

Ohhhh, I HAVE to try this! GREAT ideas!