So I decided to teach myself how to knit using online tutorials. I got a big skein of this yarn and plan on making my little man a scarf (which he has been asking for for a while now), matching hat and gloves. So far, I have about 16 rows done on the scarf. I kind of made my own pattern for it so it is pretty basic,. Also, it is not without it’s flaws…LOL…but hey, that is to be expected, its my first project! Ill post progress pics as I go.
I have to admit the word “DUH” popped into my head when I came across this post. It is so simple. Why didn’t I think of it!? I now no longer leave home without this. My restaurant survival kit. My son has a hard time sitting still while we are waiting when at a restaurant. Once he gets his food, he is fine…too busy eating to wiggle much. But in those sometimes upwards of 20 minutes of waiting after we order, he gets pretty restless.
Not only is this good for restaraunts though, you can use it anytime you and your kids are going to be sitting and waiting for anything. At the dentist, waiting for an oil change, anything.
So far in my kit, I have what you see pictured. Play-Doh, a mini Cootie game, a transformers mini skateboard, a nemo coloring kit I found at the Target dollar spot, and some mini markers I also found at the Target dollar spot. I cut up some paper to a more manageable size and voila! A Restaraunt Survival Kit! I think the whole thing cost me, $6. And whenever I find little things to add to it, Ill do so, and regularly switch things out to keep my son interested.
Since taking this picture I have added a few packs of transformers trading cards and a pack of Pirates of the Carribean trading cards, which actually turned out to be a game with mini pirate ships inside, which were very amusing. Each were only around a dollar each too.
I keep this plastic tub with a lid on it in my car so we always have it on hand. I am so thankful I came across this idea. I have used it 3 times so far, and it works like a charm. I highly encourage you to make one of your own. You can visit your local dollar store or Target and check their dollar spot for cheap things to add to you kit.