We went to the zoo to see the butterflies. Except my kids were maxed out before we got to that area. And tantrums were about to erupt and I still had to make it out to the parking lot and get them in the carseats AND I was out of snacks (because. you know) — until I suggested in a pretend-excited-mama-voice “I KNOW!! What if we print out pictures of butterflies AND color them AND use kid scissors to cut them out AND put floss and tape on them AND hang them up in our house JUST LIKE the butterfly house!!”
They thought that was even better than seeing real butterflies. (#winningit). And I had to keep my word in my i-just-did-the-hot-zoo-and-now-i-need-to-be-crafty-with-toddlers-oh-my-wooorrrdddd….. So we went home and that is what we did. It was actually a huge success. For BOTH of the E’s!