My children are generally pretty great when it comes to going out. They can sit through waiting for their babycino and their banana bread. They can even sit through the 5 or so minutes after that. But ask them to wait any longer, or wait for a main meal is a bit much.
and I understand that. I get bored. I read a magazine. I play on my phone. I cannot expect a level of attention for them that I don’t hold for myself.
So after we’ve sat down and had a chat about how our day is going, or what is happening after our pit stop, these babies come out.
They are especially great for when you are catching up with a friend you haven’t seen in ages and want to have a conversation that isn’t constantly interrupted by you getting up to chase bored children around.
This was $14 for each one, from K-Mart.
You could add whatever you wanted. I chose some little colouring pages that come with textas, pencils, stickers, a book for said stickers and the pencils to be used in. I got them matching pencil cases because a) that was all K-Mart had and b) there are no arguments about colour this way.
Clearly named of course as to deter fighting.
How do you keep your kids distracted/entertainedl while you’re out?