To keep him entertained we took him to the zoo for 'zoo lights'. It was opening weekend, and a little crowded but a good round of 'kick-the-Styrofoam-snowmen', a gingerbread man cookie, and a walk around looking at lights, ate up almost 2 hours of babysit time with no melt-downs! Although, I asked him if he had fun at the zoo and he replied, rather politely; "No, no I didn't"!
Then at home, all we have for 'toys' is my exercise equipment and my previously-folded clean laundry, but it did the trick! That and a round of fort building (destroyed in 30sec flat) had him fast asleep by the 3rd period of the hockey game!
The little devil and the only toddler-approved mugs in our house! He was drinking 'his coffee' all night! Note that we lost a sock when the fort collapsed!
Hmmm...now that I'm done with the exercise equipment, what else can I get into....maybe Richard's guitar hero game?!
But in the end, victory was mine!!
Piece of cake....when you get to give them back at the end of the night!! I think I was more tired than he was!