Monday, April 29, 2013

Time Out!

Time for a time out revamp! Cooper's time out spot used the be in the nursery, his old room. With baby Charles #2's arrival quickly approaching, I had to come up with an alternate solution. I can't remember where I first saw the idea of a "time out mat", but I think it's so smart. I'm a big fan of keeping things consistent and a time out spot that can travel with you is perfect. Side note: busting this thing out at a restaurant is cringeworthy, but I'm hoping that down the road, the sight of it getting in the car with us will do the trick.

After finding some online for $24 a pop, I decided to make my own. I consulted my friend Taryn, the most creative person I know, on how to go about this. Considering the last time I took on an art project was probably in the 90's, I asked if puff paint was still acceptable. She didn't reply, which I took as a no, but she pointed me in the direction of the 99 cent plastic mats at Target. It's not pretty, but it will do!

And what, might you ask, would send this little angel face to his time out mat? Here's exhibit 89a, cocoa powder in the hair and all over the kitchen after he threw a fit when I wouldn't open it for him! Everyday a new adventure!

1 comment:

  1. That is surely a different boy than I stayed with a couple of weeks ago! What is this "time out" you speak of.