Monday, August 27, 2012

Sensory box

Today during naptime I am occupying my oldest with a sensory box. I like to call it a "bean box" since that is what it is filled with. I added a few extras to it. There is a cup, a metal toy pan that long ago lost its handle, a formula scoop that I washed out and saved, and a spoon from a microwave rice cooker that I broke years ago. It has become a very fun thing for him very quickly. He's very good with my rule that the beans stay in the box and he is learning while he plays. I wish I hadn't waited so long to put this together. On a side note you can get plastic storage boxes at Dollar Tree so you can store everything right in the box. I just used what I had on hand. Even the 3 lbs of beans were in my pantry.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Disabling Facebook

I hurt my husband's pride with a post about re- entering the workforce. This along with my seeming inability to keep my trap shut about his career and things he considers to be stupid wastes of time and attention seeking, have led me to disable my Facebook account all together. It was simply a way for me to attempt to communicate with other adults in an open forum, but it became a divisive issue, so I am eliminating the problem. It is temporary for now, but we shall see. Sometimes a sacrifice for the greater good can be a blessing in itself.