4) Make sure they’re comfortable. We’re all painfully aware that a kid’s whining level increases exponentially when they’re cold, hot, tired, feeling bad, hungry or thirsty. This, in turn, exponentially increases a parent’s need for alcohol (so I’ve heard).
“We have mostly little sisters on our team,” says Melissa Harrison. “We have a big bag of craft supplies that everyone contributes to (stickers, yarn, beads, pipe cleaners, whatever you want to clear out of your own craft stash). Sometimes they make such ‘wonderful’ works of art.”