Every time my boys behave when we go shopping I try and reward them with something out of the machines on the way out the door. Most of the time they select a toy or jewelry of some sort, but some times they pick candy. I don’t really mind because the portions are small, and after all, they were good! So I never leave home without a stash of quarters in my purse. It pays to be prepared! I’d rather spend a few quarters than to be bothered for a new toy. Which they aren’t going to get, but knowing they get to get something seems to make all the difference.
What do you do with the loose candy so that it doesn’t melt or spill all over the floor? Well, it’s time you start keeping those plastic egg containers.
I like to keep a few in my car, two in my purse – one for each big boy, and one in my diaper bag. You never know what uses you’ll come up with! I’ve used them:
- to keep earrings/rings in when I needed them off,
- to hold change when the boys want to hold their “own money” but don’t have pockets,
- to keep tiny batteries you need to get one replaced and can’t remember to write down the number,
- for pepto bismol tablets when a child had a tummy ache,
- for storing small bits of remaining play-doh or silly putty. (Take these to a restaurant when you know you’ll have to wait a while for your food to be prepared. Great distraction!)
TONS of uses from these little free eggs that most of us throw away! Keep them and see what you end up using them for and let me know!