Top 10 Parent Hacks of 2006
Happy New Year, all! Our reveling plans (low-key though they were) got shelved due to colds (we've all got 'em), so Rael and I spent our New Year's Eve playing Excite Truck on the Nintendo Wii. (Did I just admit that out loud?)
Anyway, I noticed that the Top 10 list was getting a little voting action today, so I decided to hold off posting the winners till now. And so, without further ado...
The Top 10 Parent Hacks of 2006
10. Keychain hacks
9. Send your used stuffed animals and toys to children in Iraq
8. What to do with your kid when you're in a public restroom?
7. Flickr as kid entertainment
6. Use dry erase markers to remove permanent marker scrawls
5. Cell phone as baby monitor
4. Closed-captioning helps TV-watchers learn to read
3. No-sew modular Halloween costumes
2. Sharpie your cell phone number on your kid's belly
and the top Parent Hack of 2006 is...
Honorable mention goes to the following hacks, all of which had the same number of votes as #10 but, through sheer chance I suspect, didn't make it onto the list:
- Extra spoons as restaurant entertainment for baby
- Best float trip toy: a bucket o' river rocks
- Juice box wings
I'd like to thank those of you who voted -- this was a fun experiment. Thank you ALL for making 2006 such an incredible year for Parent Hacks. Here's to a happy, healthy, hack-worthy new year.