KINDA HACK #29
Take a Book Everywhere
Ever found yourself waiting for an unexpectedly long time somewhere...with children? Grocery check-out? Traffic? The dentist? It’s not fun, especially when you have nothing for the kids to do while you wait. You never have to be That Person again.
Collect a bunch of books your kids haven’t read yet—these could be off your shelves or from the library—and stash them in various places: the bags you use daily, the car, the stroller, the kids’ backpacks. When you need something for the kids to do, poof—they’ve got reading material! Now they’re not only not whining at you; they’re reading instead of whining. Good deal.