If you’re a regular reader, the title of this post may confuse you, since you know that we don’t have any kids. And therein may just lie the problem…
Soon after we moved into our house, we had invited some friends over who had several small children, and we quickly realized that we didn’t have anything to amuse the kids with! They ended up playing with CoCo the kitty’s toys…AND CoCo the kitty…who was NOT at all thrilled with the arrangement.
Not long after that, we had guests come and stay with us, and the two youngest didn’t have anything to do, either! This got my brain turning….so now…
We have a toy box!
Well, as you can see, it’s really a toy basket, but you get the general idea. The next time we were having company that included little ones over, I ran to The Dollar Tree and grabbed a laundry basket and some toys. I spent less than $20, and you should have seen how thrilled the kiddos were!
Now and then, I see something and I add it to the basket. Right now I have…
…puzzles! (For girls AND boys! This is very important, ha!)
Outside toys (in case they want to make use of the backyard!)
Indoor coloring books, complete with markers and crayons. (Again, we have things for boys AND girls!)
Books (and these are great for chew toys for the babies!)
I saw this “My Little Pony” and, since it was one of my favorite toys when I was small, I knew I needed to add it to the collection!
A kickball and jump rope for outside, and some kind of squishy thing that my husband thinks is pretty awesome.
Some kind of frog jumping game. (Do you remember Tiddlywinks? This is like that, but just with frogs!)
Anyhoo, now any time there are any kids here, they are duly amused. Which is nice for the rest of the guests!
What do you entertain little house guests with?