I saw the best idea on another blog... i dont remember where or i would tell you, but anyways the idea was for quite time boxes. They are little activity kits for your childs quiet time. Hudson very rarely takes a nap any more, but he needs the down time and at least the opportunity for a nap. So i bought bins from wal-mart for about 2 bucks each and filled them with stuff we have around the house. There ends up being so many toys around our house that while the kids like the toy, they just dont get a chance to play with it very often. I put 2 or 3 books and a toy or activity in each box and labeled it with the day of the week. Yesterday was our first day and it got hudson really excited and content going in his room for quiet time. He actually ended up napping, but i know that wont happen again for a while.
They fit great in his closet so i can have easy access to them. I love projects that take me all of 15 min to finish. Too bad knitting isnt like that!