As mothers, we are very creative with keeping our children happy and occupied with dumb little games such as "I spy", etc.
Well....I found the greatest one. It's for me and Emi after Quinn goes down for a nap. I am usually exhausted (especially this week), but Emi is dying for some alone time with Mom. I lie down on the couch and she draws words on my back with her finger. I then have to guess what she has written. It's great....I'm horizontal, she is practicing her reading/writing skills, and my back is getting a little mini-massage. Everyone wins!