So, in an effort to prevent this:
from becoming daily occurrences, and my home from turning into the three ring circus, I have to plan for this little guy.
So at the beginning of the school year, I created a master list of things he can quietly occupy himself with while I teach my oldest.
It includes things like sorting counting bears, lacing cards, puzzles, laundry basket basketball. Go on. Take a look. I’ll wait…
I keep this list with all of my daughter’s planning materials. The list helps me to make sure that I am actually giving him learning opportunities too, and not just shoving the nearest toy in front of him.
And it helps for the days when I am beating my head against the wall and grasping for straws.
It saves me ever time.