Entertaining Kids During the Holidays

boy-with-tennis-ballsLast night, shortly after getting our 10 month old to sleep, I laughed at the opener to Esquire‘s “How to Entertain Kids of Any Age This Holiday Season” featurette.

The premise:

Suddenly, children are all over the house. Somehow, for a couple hours, you’re in charge of keeping them occupied. But, with the right activities, turns out it’s not all that hard.

The advice:

Ages 0-1: You will not be responsible.

Indeed.

The remainder of the piece is useful, if less amusing. Except this one:

Ages 5-7: Stand in front of the garage and let them try to hit you with tennis balls.

I’m not sure that’s a good idea.  But funny all the same.

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Comments

  1. MstrB says:

    My 22 month old would find pelting me with tennis balls entertaining.

  2. Furhead says:

    Stand in front of the garage and let them try to hit you with tennis balls.

    I’m pretty sure they already do this without me “letting” them.

  3. markm says:

    Ages 5-7: Stand in front of the garage and let them try to hit you with tennis balls.

    …that’s a far better idea and outcome than taking hockey pucks…

  4. rodney dill says:

    …but not any older than 5-7, when their coordination improves and they through harder.