For the last three weeks I have been handling this whole parenting gig completely on my own. I might have mentioned this a few too many times in the last couple of posts, but it’s worth mentioning again because, flip. It’s hectic.
The first week was easily the worst. Me trying to figure out how to manage my time in the office efficiently before having to leave to fetch the kids, feed them and then rush to the extra murals. Them trying to get used to the way I do things while missing their grandparents.
It’s fair to say that it was rough on all of us.
But in this last week we’ve found our groove. Somehow, despite an overwhelming pressure at work and various other things it just clicked.
Given that now I spent much longer at home with them in the afternoons than usual, I wanted to limit the TV aspect. I noticed that the more they watched, the meaner they were to each other and the more fights I had to break up. So um, no thanks to that. We had to retire the good old faithful baby sitter and see how else to entertain them.
We tried the trampoline outside, but have you been in Cape Town recently? This wind is just freaking ridiculous! Plus mixing a sick kid, trampoline and windy weather was just not a great idea. They’d come inside with snot running down to their elbows. Gross, but true. Unfortunately.
So then I hauled them inside and took out the Lego Creative Chest. I’d been saving it for an occasion like this because even though we’re blessed with many toys through this blog, they don’t get to be chops and still just get it. They either need to work for it or I have to feel the desperate need to entertain them before I go stark raving mad. In this case, it was the later.
This is easily the best box of Duplo we’ve tried out so far.
There are so many different blocks in there that make up so many different kinds of things. Although there are these cute cards that Lego have put in there to help them build the specific creatures, it’s always exciting to see what else they can make.
It’s been so great because in the second week of us doing this thing on our own, they spent every afternoon playing LEGO. Plus when Kyla had to take a break to do her homework, it kept Knox and Riya quiet enough so that I could actually hear Kyla read for a change!
If you’ve been thinking about getting your kids some Duplo, I’d suggest this box as the first one that you buy – it’s definitely value for money.
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