A few weeks ago, my husband had to go out of town for business and so the kids and I joined him. The kids and I ended up at a late lunch at Chick-Fil-A. We don’t have one in our town so this was a special treat and the second the kids realized where we were, the first question was if they could go in the play structure. In typical mom fashion, I used this as leverage and told them, “If you eat your lunch, then you can play.” Within minutes the food had disappeared and they were ready.
We were sitting at a table by the window; I had planned my spot to sit where I could see them from the outside during their adventure. Suddenly this little boy popped up at the window and started waving to them. When it was time to go inside, he held open the door, as if welcoming them to the play structure. My kids didn’t know him, but they were instant friends and ran off to play chase.
I sat there, admittedly a little dumbfounded at the eagerness and lack of reserve with which kids make new friends. I sat there pondering the situation that was occurring and a few thoughts came to mind.
I must admit I was a little worried about what to do to keep the kids occupied during my husband’s three hour afternoon meeting. Being the later afternoon, the tired attitudes could have come out and let’s be honest, the afternoon could have quickly gone south. But thanks be to God for the Chick-Fil-A play structure. We spent two of the three hours there And we all loved every minute.
What are you tricks for keeping your kids happy and entertained during those times of waiting?
Copyright 2015 Courtney Vallejo.
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