A parenting discovery

May 5, 2009 at 7:47 pm | Posted in humor | 1 Comment

We’ve made a fantastic discovery for keeping a little child quiet for a long time….

Tootsie Pops!

The other night our boys had their very first official fine arts event when we all went to Kelsey’s school play “Little Women”  (and she was GREAT!)   The whole play took about two hours.   Since Philip is an observant kid, so he sat peacefully on Haley’s lap  for the entire production, watching the action on stage and commenting now and then.

Zachary, on the other hand, can not possibly sit still for 3 whole minutes.   So…. what to do?    We decided to keep him amused with a Tootsie Pop and, low and behold!, he was occupied and very, very happy for a very long time!   He was covered in chocolate drool by the time he got to the stick (and, sadly, so were Tague’s pants) but it worked.    I highly recommend it for church, movies, airplanes, libraries or anywhere you want your tot to be quiet!

I wish we had a picture of the experience, but this one will have to do.   It was a happy night!

Zach

Zach

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  1. Oh the joys of motherhood! Have you ever seen that commercial where the little boy runs up to a woman in a wedding dress and he says “my mom says you shouldn’t wear white” and then the commercial says something about a granola bar and how you should have given that to the kid (so he couldn’t talk). That came to mind..plug the mouth with something sweet and they won’t talk. LOL. My kids love the tootsie pops..love the pic too 🙂


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