At some point we all just new some quiet time. I have friends who have found ways to do this without tricking a child but I just haven't yet.
I tried quiet time, nap time, and reading by yourself, all of which resulted in complaints or questions. I tried movie days, but they didn't work either. So is devised my own ways to get some quiet.
Want to count the money in mommy's piggy bank?
How about you colour (with colour wonder felts) and I'll close my eyes so it's a surprise!
Ok, you brush my hair and I'll sit quietly.
You be the mommy and I'll be the baby. It's time for baby's nap, you rub my back and I'll have a "pretend" nap.
You take your clean clothes to your room and put them away and I'll put away mine. Even if they don't get distracted by toys, it'll take them way longer.
Dump the change from their piggy banks and they can put it back in.
Do you have any more?