I always feel a little guilty when I have nothing to show you. I'm finally making a summer top for my daughter, but I had to wait until this morning to get her to try it on, so there's still some finishing touches left. Especially as I just caught her hiding in a corner, carefully removing all the pins from it... grr.
I'm also trying to improve the organisation of the belongings in our house, but with my two kids it often feels like I'm taking two steps back for every step forward. If I'm in one room organising a cupboard, I can guarantee they are in the next room doing their level best to make things disorganised. I feel outnumbered.
My main concern right now, though, is that we're off on a long drive soon (oh, to be back in England, where just 6 hours would be considered a long drive). I did consider buying a portable dvd player to help entertain the kids, but they all seem to have such poor reviews in terms of durability, plus it doesn't seem like something that we'd get much use out of. We don't really own many kid's dvds. Hmm, how much is our sanity worth in monetary terms?
Anyway, so far my list of in-car entertainment ideas is:
Books (lots of)
Cds (both story and music)
Activity books (eg. you rub with a coin and a picture appears)
Bubble wrap to pop
Toy cars and animals
Threading cards (wide holed plastic canvas and laces etc)
Felt pictures (board with felt shapes to make pictures from)
Drawing boards (the magnet ones that wipe clean)
Strait jackets and gags...
Any other ideas are very welcome. Especially ones that won't create a mess or involve markers, no matter how washable they claim to be... I know some of these ideas seem to overlap, but I'm hoping that the novelty of a new medium might buy us some peace time.
I'm feeling stressed - I need sugar. Mmmmm, golden syrup...
Translation of the day:
UK English: doolally = insane / mad in US English (originally from Deolali Tap)
eg. Spending 3 days in the car with her two kids had driven mum doolally...