My four and half year old son loves pizza.
I was off grocery shopping for another Pioneer Woman Cooks Channeling Session and he decided to create pizzas.
- One bed sheet on the floor
- One person laying on top of the sheet to claim it (i.e. if it was my son, it was The Tackler’s pizza).
- Pepperoni, cheese, pineapple – i.e. “normal” ingredients
- Bee honey (aka the bee pillow pet)
- Chocolate eggs (aka the penguin pillow pet)
- Blueberry Anchovies (stuffed blue dolphin won at a carnival)
- Eggplant (purple squishy pillow)
- Salt (bathtub fish toy)
- Pepper (bathtub octopus toy)
After the pizza’s were completed, The Tackler would then “eat” the pizza…. by smashing the person on top of it and pretending to take bites out of them.
He was confused about a few things….
“But why won’t you eat Daddy, Bobbi?” (or vice versa)
“But why can’t I roll you and Bobbi up together as tortillas?”
I have already explained “where babies come from” (in detail, expect for how the sperm gets to the egg and how exactly the baby is born) to my son.
Neither my husband and I were prepared for explaining appropriate behavior when creating life sized food…
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I hate “real” time.
I would prefer for Daylight Savings to reign year around.
The evening daylight was critical for dispelling my children’s post-dinner energy.
In a stroke of (desperate) brilliance, I created “family time”.
Family Time: 1) A period of time ranging from five to thirty minutes immediately following dinner where the entire family plays various cheesy, childhood games in vain attempt to avoid meltdowns and burn off energy prior to bedtime. 2) A bribe to force your children to pick up their toys prior to bedtime 3) Proves better than primetime TV for entertainment.
Examples Games might include: Duck Duck GOOOOOSE, Simon Says, What Time is it Mr. Fox (The Tackler actually taught us this one), tag (not recommended for indoors), and family dance party.
Family time has proven to be a surprising hit, even with Lil Diva who fails to firmly grasp all of the rules.
As witnessed by this hilarious video of her interpretation of Duck Duck GOOOOOOOOSE.
Help build our repetoire:
What games are good to play with kids ranging from two years and older that still sort of work with only four people playing?