February 23, 2010

I am here to help.

Blogging isn't only for writing about yourself. Not all bloggers need attention and validation after every post they write.

Although it is nice.

Sometimes they are here to help. Need recipes? Need to learn how to sew? Need to learn how to dress? Where to shop? Photography lessons? Information on celebrities?

There are blogs to help you out with pretty much anything.

And today I am one of them.

I will not talk about Studley the dog or post pictures of my children because they are cute. I will not talk about my diet and new healthy living lifestyle. I will not even discuss how stressed out my husband is because he has a million and two things going on right now.

Maybe tomorrow.

For now, I am here to make your life a little bit easier.

Do you play cards with your children? Do your children whine and complain because they cannot fan the cards and hold them in their hands.

Mine do.
All of the time.
And then they throw them on the floor and say "This game is stupid!"......but that is another post for another time.

Go into your kitchen cupboards and find your aluminum foil/plastic wrap box.

Turn it upside down.

Inform your angry child that he can put his cards in the slot.
*make sure child knows that there are sharp edges*

Play your game.

Lose to your 6 year old child.

And all is well.

You're welcome.

*I wish I could take credit for this brilliant idea but it was my mother-in-law who brought out the foil box. Genius. I know.*

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Jennifer said...

You are super smart. This is why we don't play Old Maid. Hopefully I can remember this for next time.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Great idea. When my son is old enough we will do this.

Foursons said...

Fantastic idea!

Krystyn said...

That's some smart thinking. We used to have this little circular shaped thing with a spring in the middle...it worked really well.

Heatherlyn said...

What a good idea!

Your husband's life must be a lot like my husband's life right now!

Shana said...

That is a great idea.

Upstatemomof3 said...

What an incredibly smart idea!!! I love Uno by the way I used to play with my grandparents all the time. It reminds me of them.

Allison said...

That's brilliant! Makes for happy kids (and a happy momma).

Michelle said...

You are a clever mommy!

Elaine A. said...

Brilliant! Now where IS that Uno game... ;)

Erin said...

Oh I can't wait until the boys are old enough to play!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Absolutely genius! :)

Cecily R said...

Brilliant!!! I KNEW I was saving that empty foil box in the drawer for something...and people thought I was just too lazy to throw it out....pshaw!

Jen said...

That is fabulous!!

Thank you for sharing this.

Tara R. said...

That is a great idea. I'll pass this on to my friends with young children. Nice snaps too.

Jenny said...

Great Idea

Jenners said...


Now can you teach me how to beat a 5-year-old at any game?