My kids are at an age now where they can pretty much entertain themselves and it does make it easier for me to get things done around the house.
Every so often, a little one will come up to me to want to play. They love playing with each other but sometimes playing with Mom is a little calmer. It also gives us the one on one time we need.
There is one activity I rarely turn down and that’s playing with chalk. We can create, let the rain wash it away and recreate something new.
It allows for the creative side to come out for everyone. Even this picture which was taken by my four year old was driven by his imagination.