A few months ago I quit playing all the Facebook games. Cold turkey.
And now. With a nice hot and juicy turkey heading toward me, I felt like I needed to confess something: I fell off the wagon.
Yes, that's right. I'm playing those time-sucking games again. And then some. But here's the thing. You expected the "but" right? Because when have I not had a very valid and legitimate reason behind anything?
Well, there was some time over the course of this last year that I was not in the best of health. During this time, I worked 100% from home when I could even work and I did 0 traveling. Which we all loved.
In the last month or so I've started traveling again and kidlets are none too pleased with my going MIA after 7 straight months at home. So the remedy?
Facebook games. You see, I play these games with my two little chickadees.
Petville is all 5yo and Happy Aquarium is 2yo's "pet fish"
Farmville, though, is where we have the most value and I'll tell you why. Each kidlet has a pet dog on the farm. They help me manage and decorate and all that. When I have to leave for a trip, we count out how many days I will be gone and we plant crops accordingly. The kids pick out what plant and where on the farm we plant it. And then while I'm gone, they go "take care" of the farm via my sister's / husband's / brother's FB accounts.
And then, the reward for being patient and as good as possible while I'm gone? We get to harvest crops when I get home! It's an easy, free and fun way of spending some extra quality time with the kids right after I get home and it doesn't take very long nor is it difficult.
It has really helped our little family sort out the time thing, because most little kids have a hard time defining the time concept anyway.
So yeah. That's my confession. Quality time with some Facebook games on the side.
Do you guys have creative ways of helping your kids cope with different things? I'd love to hear them!
When I leave for a trip,