Battling Boredom

When All Else Fails, Use Sidewalk Chalk

Lots of kiddos of varying ages in close quarters can result in some territorial pyrotechnics, so when we had the DeLuca clan visiting from Atlanta earlier this week, I had to get a little creative with the entertainments.  By day 3, the littles had exhausted the ‘newness’ appeal on both sides, both of visiting a new place and having visitors.  So when all else fails, I pull out the sidewalk chalk.  And a road was born along with a few blissful hours of entertainment.

Even Shannon joined in on the fun!

In other news, Pieti finally gave up her pacifier a week ago.  It has been a lot like living with a crack addict.  It was LONG overdue.  We tried unsuccessfully last summer to get her to quit the habit but she wailed for 3 weeks straight.  Bound for the rubber room, we caved.  This time around, she just threw it in the trash on a whim.  We have been dealing ever since as she has yet to find a suitable replacement soothing mechanism.  Having visitors was a great diversion but now that they are gone she is sort of back to inconsolable bonkers land.  If you have new babies, do yourself a favor and don’t give them a pacifier.  Or at least take it away early before they remember.

Looking forward to a much needed night out with mr. V as we are going to have dinner with some dear high school friends.

Hope you have a happy scream-free weekend and all that jazz.

All photos and layouts by mrs. V
kisses, mrs. V

1 comment:

Three Sisterz said...

the binkies are a pain in the you-know-what! we traded colleen her binkie for a pack of gum and bridget got lip gloss when she gave up hers. needless to say, there was a lot of gum stuck to carpets and car seats... and lipgloss stains on most shirts...

hope your night out with high school friends was awesome! andy and i were just reminiscing today about all the friends from high school... too funny!