Just allowing her take all of the books off the shelf because it guarantees me at least 15 minutes. And since I probably couldn't stop it if I tried, I might as well clean the kitchen while she's at it.
Anyways, I organized the junk in our house yesterday. Our kitchen junk drawer, nightstand drawers and Madeline's toys were in desperate need of attention. It felt good but it meant I needed Madeline to be entertained by something other than messing with all the piles of paper, batteries, hair clips, coins and other random items.
But she was drawn to the coin pile like a moth to a flame. She was so happy to carry coins one at a time from the living room to "somewhere" in the house and I let her. (She was happy for over an hour. Need I say more?)
After a little while, I realized I should discover her stash and she led me to our bedroom.
Yes, I am letting her carry around nail clippers because they entertained her. May I add she was heavily supervised with them?