Works for me Wednesday

by Janice

Puzzle PiecesI’m sneaking in this “Works for me Wednesday” just before the end of the day…

I was doing my evening blogosphere rounds, and I found Chaotic Home’s brilliant idea for this “Works for Me Wednesday” post started by Rocks In My Dryer.

I just loved Chaotic Home’s tip – make sure you check it out – and after reading it, I quickly hopped over to Rocks in my Dryer. Totally inspired by these ladies’ wisdom, I decided I must share their ideas with you in case you hadn’t already seen them.

As for my idea – well I phoned Susan (techie twin and the other half of 5 Minutes for Mom) and asked her if she could think of anything that worked. So she suggested her daughter’s favorite “toy.”

Puzzle PiecesYes, 11 month old Julia has
a house full of toys, but her favorite toy – the one item sure to fascinate, entertain and calm her down, even in the middle of the night – is a plastic bowl, complete with lid, filled with puzzle pieces.

She will shake, open, remove and replace for endless entertainment.

Go figure… but it works for us.

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1 Gibee April 27, 2006 at 12:20 pm

That’s hilarious!!! It’s the small things that entertain children, isn’t it??? And of course … why not … it makes sound, it moves, you can touch it, take it apart, put it together, open the lid, close the lid, shake it some more …

See? Even I had fun with this idea!!! LOL!


2 Susan April 27, 2006 at 6:46 pm

Yes, children are so brilliant aren’t they?

It is so funny how she attached to this “toy” and how it calms her down even when she is having an enormous “I-Can’t-Sleep-And-I’m-Mad” temper tantrum.


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