One Mom vs 4 boys and 6 baskets of laundry at the laundromat after working all day. The boys were between 11 to 3 years old. Eleven tried his best to entertain the youngest and keep him from running away. The other two just ran. Around…trying to avoid people pushing laundry carts. Woops. After 6 minutes the guests and attendant became disciplinarians, so the middle two came to sit near me and started crashing their cars into each other across the table. I also lasted 6 minutes. Out to the car, back in with ECHS Level I.
“Hey, do you guys want to play a game?”
Both boys paid full attention and by the end were successful in figuring out the code. The one on one attention probably helped but there they sat, quietly working their brains and eyes. “Sponge it up”, I thought to myself. The older one had a non stop smile on his little face as he easily figured out most of the hand shapes to go along with the symbols. His Mum told me they were picking up his hearing aids the next day.
EyeCatch HandShape…the novel babysitter