As the saying goes "necessity is the mother of invention" and when we're tired, overwhelmed, out of ideas or just feeling plain lazy as a parent, sometimes we can come up with the absolute best parenting tricks.
Just check out the following Instagram posts. These parents might have hashtagged themselves as lazy, but we think they are geniuses. And we're stealing every single one of these brilliant plans for keeping our kids busy and happy.
1. Mark the piano keys when they're learning to play.
2. Make a game out of whatever you have in the house.
3. Let them get their own breakfast.
4. Eggs for dinner... three ways.
5. Give them a box to play with.
6. Mow a "track" in your lawn for the kids to run laps.
7. Let your kids draw on you!
8. Picnic plates for lunch.
9. Make everything sound official and grown up.
10. Let the older kids teach the younger kids.
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