How Do You Keep Kids Busy While You Freelance?
My wife and I decided a long time ago that we like children but don’t really want any of our own. Luckily, the rest of my family appear to be breeders, and now we have seven nieces with another on the way. I suppose there’s a chance that this one could be a nephew, but it’s pretty unlikely.
One of the things that we like to do in the summer is to grab one or two of the girls, and let them hang out with us. It’s funny how quickly the parents are willing to share their “pride and joy,” especially if it’s with an out-of-town relative!
Now that I’m a full time freelancer, I am trying to think of ways to entertain the girls, while still managing to get some of my work done.
Here are a few of the ideas I have to keep them entertained in the daytime – without resorting to them watching the TV all day. Can you add any for me?
- Toss a handful of green jellybeans on the lawn – should keep them busy for a while
- Craft projects – stopping at Office Depot to pick up lots of supplies
- My favourite game – “Who can be Quietest the Longest?”
- Wii Sports Resort
Or, is it just better to get your work done in the evening, after they’ve been entertained all day?
How do real parents manage working from home?