What stinks in here?

Alternative title: why do all of Michael’s favorite things focus on poop?

I’m hoping that it’s normal that a 4+ year old boy is obsessed with farting and poop. They are, right?

Whoopee cushion to computer: everything is flatulent.

Our most recent find comes from Nat Geo Kids: the Dung Beetle Derby game. He’s obsessed. Players have to solve a series of puzzles and games to allow the poop ball to reach the dung beetle who then takes it to the next level. Sounds great, right?¬†We worked together and beat the game in a little more than an hour. The game is fun and tricky.

One of many great NatGeo games

Of course we discovered a great new book: F is for Fart. The alphabet AND animals AND farts? A winner.

It really rounds out our collection of poop books… Everybody Poops, What is Poop, and the classics Toot and Potty.

Our favorite books of late

So what great poop and fart “resources” have you found?

We’re familiar with the What’s inside your butthole? “music video” (thanks, Uncle James), but I’ve opted not to share it here.

Please tell us other books we should be reading and games we should be playing!

Last minute {children’s} Valentine ideas

In case you missed it, Valentine’s day is THIS Thursday. (On Feb. 14)

If you’re a little behind and still figuring out what to do, allow me to give you some great ideas.

Assuming you have an Amazon Prime account, you’ll be able to start and finish these with time to spare!

For space lovers…

You’re out of this world!

Space ducks: unite!

For dinosaur lovers…

You’re dino-mite! Thank you for being my friend-o-saurus!

These valentines are DINO-riffic!

For construction lovers…

We bought these cars (Michael loves them so much he’s keeping some to play with!) and I made these simple tags with four fitting phrases:

Construction valentine tags

You are TONS of fun! You MOVE me! I totally DIG you! LOADS of love!

Here’s the construction tag PDF for you. Print it, cut it, tie it, and you’re set!

I totally dig you!

Finished product: construction valentines

Finished product: construction valentines

Need even more ideas? Head over to Pinterest. Happy Valentine’s day!

Mother’s day “flowers” {last-minute gift idea}

Still looking for the perfect gift or card for your Mom this Mother’s day? Look no further!

Presenting a special bouquet of flowers:

Mother's day bouquet of hand print flowers

My Mother’s day bouquet

These are really easy to make:

  1. Squirt out your paint – we used Michael’s Crayola washable tempera paints
  2. Take subject’s hand
  3. Paint subject’s hand. Work quickly depending on age and patience level of subject.
  4. Press subject’s hand onto paper.
  5. Let dry.
  6. Add some foliage (stems and leaves) and cut out or back with additional paper.

And if you’re a visual learner:

Handprint flowers | Mother's Day

Prep your materials.

Handprint flowers | Mother's Day

Painting your subject.

Handprint flowers | Mother's Day

Stamp, stamp, stamp.

Handprint flowers | Mother's Day

Hand prints: complete!

Handprint flowers | Mother's Day

And then when the hand prints turn into painting…

Happy Mother’s day!