Toy catalogs make for good kid distraction
Remember the Sears catalog? Anyone? Anyone? I recall afternoons spent poring over the toy section and dreaming. Jennifer encourages her kids to do the same with the deluge of holiday mail-order catalogs:
Now that the holidays are coming up, we've been getting TONS of catalogs in the mail. Especially toy catalogs. I've found them to be a great distraction for my both my kids (3 and 8) when I need to get dinner ready, or even when we're at a restaurant. In the meantime, I'm getting some good ideas for what they want for when the holidays do finally hit us.
(Some funny games they've played with the catalogs include picking out which toys they think are for girls and which ones are for boys or picking out the toy that looks like the most/least fun, etc.)
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