This post is sponsored by MobilityWare but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Why didn’t someone tell me how much time I would spend waiting on my kids as they got older?! I had no idea I would find myself with nothing to do so many times throughout the day. While I say, with nothing to do, I mean not sitting at home, but waiting in the car… waiting in the doctor’s office… waiting for piano lessons to end. Just waiting!
I’m not complaining about waiting – oh no. I actually enjoy the time I spend waiting. Say what?! It’s actually true because I figured out real fast that I need to have something to keep my mind occupied during that time. I also found out real fast that during these times of waiting I didn’t have to clean, do laundry, or cook – because, you know, I was away from home so I started to look forward to these times and now you might just see me first in line at school pick up for that very reason!
Snack – I always have a snack close by and I try to plan ahead so it will be a healthy choice. Snacking is especially wonderful if you’re waiting by yourself and don’t have to share with little ones!
Read – I am actually just starting to pick back up one of my favorite hobbies and make myself read books again!
Play mobile games – It’s probably the #1 thing I do while waiting because even when I forget a snack or a book, I always have my phone!
I’ve recently started playing a new favorite – Pyramid Solitaire by MobilityWare. It’s a free game, available in the App store, that is different than any other type of solitaire I’ve ever played. The point of the game is to actually match cards that equal 13 to remove them from the pile. It definitely takes something and actually engages my mind instead of just mindlessly moving cards around. Each game just lasts a couple of minutes so it’s a perfect way to “wait”!
It’s also one of my favorite ways to unwind at the end of the day. And I love that the girls are super interested in playing the game too. It’s just hard enough to challenge your mind, but easy enough for them too!
If you’re looking for ways to spend your time waiting, I’d definitely recommend downloading Pyramid Solitaire. Just search “Pyramid” in the App and Google Play stores!