Who knew a box of beans could be the secret key to toddler and pre-schooler happiness? I wish I had known sooner. Yesterday while trying to buy some time to make dinner I poured all of the dried beans in my pantry into a plastic bin, threw in some funnels and measuring cups and set them in front of Emmett. I did not hear a peep from him until it was time to eat. I have heard from reliable sources (hi Poppins!) that driving toy cars through beans can be super fun as well. Cheap and fun--sounds like a great date!