My key to managing Ethan's energy - keeping him busy.
Yesterday, I decided to start him on the dishes. After all, at 5, he still thinks that dishes are "fun," and he "wants" to wash them. I figured I might as well get on board before he changes his mind!
Here is the dishwasher himself!
It took him an hour and 1/2 a container of liquid soap to wash approximately five bowls and cups. Paul and I had to use bath towels to clean up the water on the counter and the floor.
A mess?! Yes!
But well worth it when you take into account that E was happily busy for an hour.
Tomorrow's plan: weeding and then dishes.
That way he can play in mud, and then he can wash off the dirt while he washes off the dishes.