How I Keep My Kids Still

Friday, March 11, 2011

Baby has had one ear infection after another, on top of another.  Tubes are in her near future.  All that means is we've had a few doctor's appointments lately.  

And what I don't like about doctor's appointments is taking the other, healthy, kids along, where 
they touch germ-y things and pick up new illnesses that bring us back to the doctors.   

So I tell them, "Don't touch ANYTHING." 

except our drawing bag.  

It's the second bag I made a few weeks ago.  It's filled with sketch pads, step-by-step drawing books, colored pencils and crayons.   I keep it in the car, for whenever we need to go somewhere and be still and not touch anything.  You know those errands.  

Remember the other bag we keep in the car?  What do you keep in your car? 
And what do you do to keep your kids still?

While you're here, can I  tell you about my friend Rachel?  She has been a writer all her life and is now writing at Every Day's Best where she talks about God's big shoulders, His trustworthiness, hope and forgiveness.  Because of a real personal loss, she knows what she is talking about. She's hosting a give away today and also guest posting at (in) today, so please stop by.  That is all.  Thanks!

6 Creative People Had This To Say:

Rachel said... the bag, the material, the idea--you seasoned mom, you. And the pictures are great--can't believe how big he is getting!

Meant to ask you about Baby's ears yesterday, but got a little chaotic. So sorry. Maybe a birthday will take her mind off things.

Braley Mama said...

Great idea!
I keep a kid leash in the car :OP

Catie said...

I LOVE that fabric! So cute! One can never have too many bags, if you ask me! :)

Kelsy said...

What do I keep in my car? Just about everything! Not necessarily on purpose, though!

How do I keep my kids still? Let's just say we go through a lot of duct tape.

Nah, seriously, I think this is a great idea. We have a library bag of things that we've checked out, and I'll often grab it for the kids if we're going to be in the car for a while. They also each have a backpack that they can fill for road trips. Keeps 'em happy....mostly. That, and the duct tape.

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

great post. I hope her earache stops. Those are so yucky.

care said...

Great idea! I always carry bubbles in a ziplock bag in my purse! I provided hours (if needed) of fun for all the ages and is somewhat clean (it's just soap, right?) and small to carry!