I always wondered how families homeschooled when they had toddlers at home too. Heck, how families did anything with an older kid plus a toddler at home. Now I know the secret. A very messy house.
This is a typical day:
After breakfast they play with clay which is now permanently embedded into the cracks of our hardwood floors all over our entire house. So why not add more? Second Mate is tasting some in this photo which cracks me up.
And finally, Second Mate gets into a bag of foam stickers that First Mate is using to decorate cards with. He proceeds to stuff as many as possible into his diaper which accounts for a treasure filled surprise at the next diaper change. At least now I know how all that fun stuff gets in there.
And that is just the half of it. Usually days involve at least one meal that winds up like this:
Fortunately for my kids, I've never been a good housekeeper so all the chaos doesn't bother me much. And it sure is fun. Especially when I remember to take a picture.