Welcome to 2023!

Welcome to 2023! I hope your year is starting off better than mine did. I welcomed the new year in by being sick. Yea, not so fun. But I think the worst of it is over (fingers crossed) so I wanted to share an idea with you today. It involves Lego! 😉

I got bored sitting/laying around while feeling crummy so I got a lid from a 9 x 13″ pan and a small Lego kit that I hadn’t had time to put together yet.

A cookie sheet would work well for this too. Any flat tray that has an edge to keep things from falling off would be great.

I was able to still recline (since my head was not happy sitting all the way upright) and enjoy putting this small set together. There’s the engine of the Winter Holiday Train!

Working on the 2 cars…

And it’s complete!

I added an elf I had gotten from the Lego Minifigures series 23 sets along with the little snow globe that came with her. I think it’s so cute! 🙂

I’ve added my little Lego train to my winter decor. 🙂 It was a nice little something to do to break up the monotony of laying around while sick. Hope this idea will help you the next time someone isn’t feeling so great at your house. Stay healthy! 🙂

A Handy Trick When Someone’s Sick

Hey, there! I just wanted to share a quick tip that might help you the next time someone at your house isn’t feeling their best. Sometimes while recovering from being sick, your child may have time when he or she feels like doing a little something while still laying in bed or on the couch. But how do you contain the pieces of say, Lego? My suggestion is use a cookie sheet that has sides on it. 🙂

A cookie sheet will give a flat space for playing and can keep the pieces from falling onto the floor.

It works well for putting together a small puzzle. A second cookie sheet would be great for holding the extra puzzle pieces too.

A small craft project can be nicely contained on a cookie sheet. Markers or crayons can only roll as far as the edge! 😉

A cookie sheet is a convenient place for playing a game of cards. This deck is a miniature set, but a regular size set will work too. Solitaire or Go Fish, anyone?

If you lay a towel down on the cookie sheet, it could work well for serving a meal or a snack. I’m guessing you will come up with even more ways to use a cookie sheet! Hope this helps you! 🙂