I spent this weekend taking care of my two nieces and two nephews, whom I collectively call my “chiblings” (children of my sibling). Things didn’t go poorly, but they didn’t exactly go well, either. They were bored senseless. Which brings me to this week’s question: how the heck are you supposed to entertain children?
Now, I know that I will be the “cool aunt” once these kids get a few years under their belts – they are only 1.5, 3, 6, and 7 years old – but until then, it is really a struggle for me to entertain them. I love to bake, but I’m unsure what to bake with them that will actually turn out edible. Last time we baked together, we made several very undelicious mini chocolate cream pies. Before that, biscuits that were hard as rocks. Likewise, I love books, but I cannot find books that hold their interest for more than a few moments. Readers, I need your help: what do you do with these kid things?