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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Need an extra set of hands?

This tip falls soundly within the category of "Why didn't I think of this before?" Getting ready to go anywhere can get a little chaotic around here. Twenty shoes, ten coats, various bags or belongings - and usually Hunter (15 months) is fussing and underfoot.

When it's Hunter's turn for shoes and coat, it's a bit like trying to put shoes on an octopus as he wiggles around my lap. A couple weeks ago, divine inspiration had me plop him in the nearby high chair to keep him from being used as a soccer ball in all the shuffle.

Voila! He sat still as I put on his shoes and coat (which was much easier since I was facing him). Giving him a book to look at, he sat quietly until it was time to take him to the van.

It's these little things that can make such a difference in the ease of getting out the door!

1 comment:

  1. Ya know, this is such a good tip - we have all been there and in the moment we don't think of these things. I'm glad you posted this!