Me: What would you like to eat Darling? Some Carrot?
Toddler: Yes please.
Me: So you want Toast?
Toddler: No Thanks.
Me: … #CryingInsideALittle
Buzzfeed have a fab list of
I’ve probably done at least 21 of them…
Today, the toddler learnt a lesson. In order to get up to the sofa, its alot more fun to climb up daddy then it is to… well… climb up the sofa.
Today, I learnt that when a toddler climbs up you, you have a number of obvious areas that need a certain amount of defence.
And by obvious areas, I mean Nose… eyes… chest…
trampoline stomach… neck,,,
Imagine the situation: Your toddler leaves the Living Room heading towards the kitchen, making “I want food noises”.
Question: How long do you wait until you go after the toddler?
A) Nice and Quick!
B) Do you wait, finish what you’re doing then go?
C) Hang on… See if you can identify any noises… then RUN!
D) Meh. You have locks on your cupboards you’re fine.
E) Meh… Let see what the toddler does.
If you’re settling for option E.
Christmas with a toddler, I’m sure you can imagine brings its share of challenges and joys. Challenges are such as wondering how much chocolate you should allow them to eat, and for yourself, how much alcohol can you drink on Christmas Eve, and cope with the earlier wake up on Christmas Day. The joys… well… there are toys, Toys, and more TOYS.
But what toys should you bring to church?
We’ve done a bit of research and have found the following (mostly toddler) toys that are possibly perfect for church:
Daniel and the lion’s den
Includes a hole to play “Boo” through, an excuse to pretend to loudly eat Daniel, and a chance to make lion style “Raaaa!” noises. With no inbuilt noises, this would be a great toy to keep little ones quiet in church. Found at Amazon.
Bible Opoly Board Game
Do you enjoy those Monopoly inspired arguments? How about having an excuse to have those arguments in the back of the church hall? Bearing in mind this is “A monopoly version where cooperation and not accumulation is the key”, I cant help but feel that if youre sneaky enough to win at Monopoly, then you’ll win at this. Just remember to make your peace with each other before communion. Found at Amazon.
I’m sure toddlers would love playing with the money, or consuming the church pieces!
Plan of Salvation Ball.
According to the product description, this is “A squeeze ball to throw around and learn about God’s plan for salvation.” Perfect for a game of catch during the service. Even better for toddlers learning how to throw. Bonus points if the vicar needs to catch it at any point. Found at eden.co.uk
Plush Jonah and Fish.
Perfect for joining in with a baptism service… and the ensuring scream when the child in question starts to realise that the fish doesn’t actually swim. Found at eden.co.uk
Plush Noahs Ark 10 Piece Play Set.
All those animals! For so long!
Did they all get on all the time? Or were there massive arguments? Did a monkey try fighting a lion?
Bring this toy to church and let your little one work it out!
We’re told to make a joyful noise to the Lord! Make a joyful noise with these “Make a Joyful Noise Tambourines”. Great for use during sermons!
Found over at designed2bsweet.com.
Dont just listen to the sermon / talk on David and Goliath.
Your kids could be David with this slingshot!
Again bonus points if they (you) hit the speaker!
Hope you find this useful. Please share in the comments below if you know of any other useful toys to bring to church.
This originally appeared on The Church Sofa.
Ever looked at what your children do, and thought how unacceptable it would be if adults did what kids do?
Ever actually wished you could behave like a kid.
This dude did.