This was taken about halfway through the clean up process. By this time most of the puzzle pieces were sorted out. I decided that since they were already being sorted, we might as well tackle this project now. We counted the pieces from each puzzle (great counting practice for my four year old) and labeled the back of the puzzle pieces with letters. For example, each piece from the Noah's Ark puzzle has an "A" on the back and each piece from the Cars puzzle has a "C." Now if he does this again I can let him sort the pieces by himself by the letter on the back.
Cade was very helpful in this part. It took over an hour for the entire project, but it finally got done.
Some other things that were accomplished today include:
-I sorted pictures saved on the computer into files based on content so I can find what I am looking for.
-I found my handheld computer (kind of like a palm pilot) that I misplaced many months ago. I consolidated the three calendars that I have been working from all onto one electronic calendar.
-I worked on cleaning off the sofa table and the dining room table, though neither of these are done yet.
-My wonderful husband spent quite a bit of time sorting still more receipts.
Somehow I managed to do all of this while still unloading the dishwasher, doing laundry, making dinner, reading to my kids, soothing an unpleasant teething toddler, and going to the doctor's office. The kids also helped unload the dishwasher and fold laundry. Yay! I rejoice in small victories.
What do your kids help with around the house?