Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: What to do with a 2 and half year old

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    29
    My sister and brother-in-law just went out for my sisters birthday dinner and a movie, and I'm babysitting. I have no idea what to do with her.

    Her bedtime is usually at 8:30, but I have to pick them up at the theater and drive them to the restaurant at 9, and I have to pick my mom up at work at 10. Not only will I have her now, I also have to have her stay awake way past bedtime.

    The only think I can think of is letting her watch tv. Right now she is playing quietly in her room.

  2. #2
    Super Member NancyG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    1,351
    Read to her.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ashburnham Mass
    Posts
    287
    My kids liked to do make believe, tea parties, play with dolls or stuffed animals. Anything interactive and silly goes overwell.

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    2,963
    Blog Entries
    2
    Get out some of your fabric. If she knows or is learning her colors you can have her point to the colors and tell you what they are. Or if any of your fabric has animals on it do the same thing in naming the animals.

    Also read to her, even if you have to find a children's story book on line if you don't have one.

    Play peek a boo. Play with her toys with her.

    If she is up past her bed time she may just fall asleep in the car. If not, she may be cranky. Have her favorite blankee or toy at hand.
    Sing to her.

    Hold her and cuddle with her and cherish the time together!

    Have fun. And drive carefully.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    185
    wait until she's 22yrs old, before you baby sit again. Then you can take her out and you'll both have fun.

  6. #6
    Power Poster cjomomma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Murray, Ky. Looking for a nice cushy pillow to rest my head on!
    Posts
    16,526
    Blog Entries
    2
    Give her some chocolate then she will stay up!! :-)

  7. #7
    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Beautiful Washington state!
    Posts
    3,344
    go to familyfun.com they have some great ideas. Make some playdough with her.

  8. #8
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,483
    Blog Entries
    10
    As long as she is quiet and content let her be- when she gets cranky read to her ? Watch a video

  9. #9
    Super Member lovequilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,015
    Put her in her jammies before you take off. Give her a bath. Most all kids that age love baths. If she fall's asleep in the car you can just carry her in and put straight to bed. As someone above said "don't forget the blankie"

  10. #10
    Super Member Jennifer22206's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    state of confusion
    Posts
    4,777
    Blog Entries
    4
    I have one of them myself. :)

    Put her in her jammies before you go out. Be sure to bring along her favorite toy and blankie.

    Sing, dance around, head shoulders knees and toes works well.

    If your little one is anything like mine, keep her away from the fabric or else you'll be spending a ton of time ironing and refolding.

    And just as an FYI - if they're quiet.. watch out. Let them be loud. :D

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.