Alysun over at Paradise posted about her kids playing in the sink the other day. She had photos of her littlest one standing at the sink playing. Her littlest is the same age at #4. Playing in the sink is not something I've ever given #4 the opportunity to do.
It is so messy.
It takes too much effort on my part.
While his brothers were occupied doing something else and wouldn't compete for space at the sink, therefore knocking #4 from his stool, he played for a long while. I got dishes done and tidied up the kitchen. He had fun. I only stopped him when he started dumping cupfuls of water on the floor.
And clean up was easy. I've even started thinking that some spilled water on the floor is a good way to get a spot on the floor mopped!
Thanks for the idea, Alysun.