Today was one of those days when I had to take my children along with me to a doctor's appointment. This, I must say, is one of the drawbacks to being with your children 24/7! When my kids were in school I would simply schedule appointments during those hours. Now, however, is a different story.
Doesn't it always happen to you this way? : You get to the doctor's office and they call you back almost immediately, only to put you in a windowless room with very little air where you then wait for the doctor for at least thirty minutes! That was me this morning, and as I was exhausting ways to keep the children entertained, I decided to figure out a way to do it properly.
I love my iPhone -- so, I just looked up some fun games to keep them busy while we waited. I probably knew these games already, but in the heat of the moment it's really hard to come up with stuff yourself. So, here's what I came up with, and maybe it will help you the next time you have to WAIT with your precious children!
12 Games to Play While You Wait We played "Going on a Picnic" (expect we changed it to "Going on a Trip" since we're going on vacation soon) and this took up a good amount of time.
Verbal Tennis This game is great! It's a little challenging for a five year old, but it was fun trying!
Waiting Games My daughter was teaching her little brother to play Rock, Paper, Scissors. A few people in the waiting room joined in. Fun!
I'm sure there's lots more out there, too. I learned some new games today and I also learned when I'm in a jam, to just GOOGLE it!!