As part of our year of mommy/son dates, I thought it would be fun to bust out the crayons and see what happens. I knew he probably wouldn’t “get it” yet, and that I’d likely end up flossing crayon out of his cute little baby teeth, but we had fun anyway.
If you want to have some incredibly unproductive fun with your baby too, here are a few tips:
Lock up your animals
It’s for their own safety. They’ll thank you later when they don’t have crayons lodged in their nostrils.
Hand out two crayons at a time
As the crayons begin to meet their untimely demise, just keep handing out more. Bonus points if you stop to appreciate how cute their chubby little hands look while holding crayons.
Expect crayon-to-mouth action
It’s okay, because the brains over at Crayola have made these suckers non-toxic. So technically you could call this play time and lunch if you wanted to.
Don’t expect a masterpiece
Seriously, congratulate yourself with a celebratory cookie and a glass of wine if you got them to color on the paper at all.
Have fun, smile, and laugh
Take it easy mommy. Your little bundle of energy is probably going to flip out over the fun new chew toys you’ve handed him. Go with it. Take some pictures. And thank God for Magic Erasers.
Got any other tips? I’d love to hear them!