Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Really, what else could we do?

On a recent road trip to South Carolina, we were pretty well prepared for bored children. The best advice I'd read online: make up games, but let the kids lead.

So it was with Hamlet. Before long he was asking us to help him make up stories. Rain Dog and I would start, then give Hamlet a turn. Before long, even Boris got a turn:

Rain Dog: "And there was a monster in the house! Boris, what did he monster want?"
Rain Dog as Boris: "Milk!"

Invariably, though, because we do after all have a 4-year-old boy, the stories ended up as so much potty humor. "And then the monster pooped!" But hey, it kept the kid entertained. What more could you ask on a 12-hour trip?


Anonymous PT-LawMom said...

What a great way to stimulate and encourage his imagination, Christa! We sing, but we also use the portable DVD (a lifesaver!)

19/7/07 10:17 AM  
Blogger Christa M. Miller said...

You know, we thought about getting one of those, but we didn't really have a place in the car to put it and I didn't want him to hold it. Besides - he watches enough TV when we're home. I wanted to be able to find other things to do with him. I think for the most part, it worked out!

28/7/07 10:49 PM  

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