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Post by Penguin » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:41 pm

What do you do with your kid/s while getting dinner ready etc?

TV? Just playing? Do you do an actual activity?

Do you try to clean up after dinner/ before bed, or leave it all until after bedtime?
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Post by manomummy » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:46 pm

While getting dinner ready we do a combination of solo playing, tablet and TV (whatever the kids feel like doing).
The tidying up after dinner takes place once the kids are in bed.
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Post by geek anachronism » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:43 pm

Depends on what it is - some things she helps me with, but it is only one kid! Other times it's TV, or solo play.
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Post by fellare » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:19 pm

so far it's been playing and a lot of me singing and dancing and giving ds cheese and bits and pieces. LOL. I feel like cooking is a one woman show1
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Post by Claire » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:23 am

Does yell at her to tell her to stop doing x, y & z count? :oops: Depends on the age really. Its actually quite impossible to do much with my DD around, she really does do dangerous things, like get chairs and climb up onto benches to get to cupboards (she didnt do this while I was cooking but in the same room only I was facing the other way and next thing I know...), she's turned the stove on and nearly set the house on fire, poured water all over my computer while it was on and the list goes on. I try to involve her if I can, depends on what I'm cooking. I let her chuck stuff in the pot or I give her her own knife (one of the kiddie ones) and board and let her cut something. At least this way I can keep an eye on her and keep her occupied, otherwise I have to stop at 3 min intervals to see what she is up to. And with other activities I try to get her to 'help' me because she's not the sort of kid who is happy to do an activity, unless you count destruction as an activity. Nor does she watch TV unfortunately.
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