Stay Out of Jail Bag

As Celebrate the Boy month wound to a close, I managed to squeeze a project in that’s been in the planning stages for far too long.

We’ve been trying to get the little monkey to pick up his toys.  If they don’t get picked up by the end of the day, they go to toy jail for a few days.  Legos, however, pose quite a challenge, as they are not the easiest thing to pick up.  Enter the get out of jail bag, loosely based on a pay mat my husband had as a child.

Here it is open: it’s easy to see all the pieces.

Get Out of Jail Bag Open

When it’s time to close, pull up on the cord

And tie in a knot

Or hang on the door

Cleanup is super easy. No more tripping on tiny pieces in the dark, no more lego jail, and eveyone’s happy!

Veggie Love

“It is simply not true that kids do not eat vegetables. What is true is that they will not eat — nor will most adults — vegetables that have been frozen or processed until they become nasty mush.”

Lisa Dobbs and Linda Moore on school lunch in DC.  Full article here. (Found via the Yale Sustainable Food Project Newsletter.)