One of my favorite columns in Real Simple is the "Four Problem Solvers For Under $20". Here are two from this past week at our house and they're both under $5.
Problem: Getting Christopher (3yrs) to drink the milk in the bottom of his cereal bowl.
Solution: A straw. There's just something fun about using a straw.
Problem: Getting Hannah (2yrs) to eat breakfast.
Solution: Dry cereal in a snack trap. Better than snacks (cereal is vitamin fortified) and I don't care if she carries it around the house because the snack trap lid keeps her from spilling it. It doesn't keep Christopher from stealing it so I make sure he gets one too.
Also, Shannon's WFMW was all about glow sticks. Here's that video of my kids playing with glow sticks in the bath tub. We don't even have to wait until it's dark outside because there are no windows in our bathroom.
One last thing. Don't forget about the contest I'm running here on my blog. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post about women and friendship. I'll be selecting one comment at random to receive two free tickets to see the movie The Women staring Meg Ryan, Debra Messing and Jada Pinkett Smith. The contest ends on Sunday so get your comments in before it's over!
**UPDATED to add a link for a Snack Trap... and to correct the spelling since no one could figure out what a stack trap was. Sorry y'all!