When I was younger I remember having the task of putting away the paper goods. We always bought in bulk so there was always a TON to put away. I remember making towers or creating bowling pins. You know what Mary Poppins says …”a spoonful of sugar”. We ran out of toilet paper in our house this past week so it was off to the store to stock up.
My son will be 4 this fall so we have been slowly giving him tasks to do around the house. From helping to set the table, sorting laundry, and putting away groceries. He’s still at the age where helping out mom is fun, but we want to make that last a little longer. We always like to add a little Mary Poppins magic to our chores. Putting away toys become a race or game of hoops, setting the table turns into making napkin animals, and putting away the stockpile becomes a game. My son had a blast making paper towel towers.
He had even more fun when they fell over. We were soon stacking them 8-9 high and making a game out of knocking them over. How many breaths for the tower to fall? How many seconds would it stay standing? Our mission was accomplished. Paper towels were on their way to being put away, but not before having some fun.
We didn’t just stop there. The toilet paper needed the same treatment, right? We built a quick pyramid and of course that HAD to be knocked down. A soft plush was the perfect destroyer. Although, he had almost as much fun rebuilding the pyramid as he did knocking it over. His task was then completed after delivering a pack to each bathroom while mom put away the back-stock.
Once or stockpile was put away we got down to even more fun, hot lava. We used 3 paper towels to keep us safe from the “hot lava”
carpet. The goal? Reach the other side of the room without touching the carpet. We could only use paper towels and had to start back at the beginning if we touched the ground. Of course it was more fun to actually touch the hot lava and pretend to be scorched.
For the most part we are not a brand loyal family. We buy what gets our family the best value. As long as it works and in the case of toilet paper is soft, we’re good. The NEW Scott Extra Soft toilet paper fit our family’s needs. We had a $1 off coupon we printed from the Scott website, plus each 24 roll package comes with a $4 movie code. In my mind that’s a $5 savings. Our family definitely got more value here. And after a day of shopping and putting away groceries we all earned a family movie night. It was as easy as redeeming our code and picking out a movie to add to our VUDU queue. My son and husband picked out a great imaginary movie, “The Flying Machine”.
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