In other random news I am the mom of a driving teenage boy. Hug me. Tell me I don't look 39. Liar, I don't believe you. He's had his license for 12 hours and no accidents. Thankfully he has been at work for 8 of those hours. I raised him right now it's time to sit back and watch him shine, or not.
On to Tuesday Tips for Summer Survival
A while back I tested a laptop lunchbox for my sons and that put our cool vintage ET lunchbox out of commission. I up-cycled that bad boy into a Lego box. I had the boys fill it with Legos and take it with them. When we got to the appointment I sat them down next to the table and told them exactly what I expected of them. My boys played for an entire hour, quietly. Now these guys like to shriek and scream and clobber each other in the name of harmony. Not this time though they played happily. I tested the box on the 4th when we out to lunch and again they played perfectly. Hmmm. Today at the DMV while Hero was testing they played nicely, again. I think the parents of all the screaming kids at the DMV could have used a box of genius too. This thing is staying in my car for emergency "I need you to be good" times when I won't have the capacity to deal with them or give them the stink eye.
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Peace and Love,