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Looking for ideas to keep my five-year-old busy ...

I wouldn't usually ask a question like this. But my daughter has an early release from school today, so she'll be home from 2:30 on. She can't watch TV because she got in trouble last night and this morning and lost her screen privileges for the day. I'm not feeling well, and I'm seriously exhausted. Just doing my regular moving around is leaving me out of breath. It's kind of scary--when your legs are tired, you sit down and rest, but when your lungs are tired, there's not much you can do. So anyway, I'm looking for creative ideas that will keep an active kindergartner occupied but require fairly minimal participation from me at this point. If I had a babysitter, I'd go that route, but there's nobody available.


Asked by Ballad at 1:24 PM on Sep. 4, 2013 in General Parenting

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Answers (5)
  • She can draw you some get well pictures.

    Mine is home early today - 11:30, but luckily we were able to bring one of his friends with him. He'd be driving me up the wall if the friend wasn't here. And we're only having 11 for dinner tonight (Jewish New Year.)

    Answer by balagan_imma at 3:01 PM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • What I do usually, is tell my son(also 5) to bring down some toys and he can sit in front of the couch and play while I lay there! lol


    Answer by tntmom1027 at 1:27 PM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 1:30 PM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • My son can choose between bringing out toys, playing with something artistic like his stamps or playdo, coloring (etc), or reading when I don't want him in front of the television.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:54 PM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • Yep, bring some toys In the living room. Coloring books too.

    Answer by louise2 at 2:22 PM on Sep. 4, 2013