We don't have kids, but we do have an almost 3-year-old niece that I absolutely adore!! We love to have our family over for get-togethers, and I want our niece to enjoy these times, too, as well as any other young children who may come over. So I keep a small basket of toys, books, and crayons in the family room.
My family came over recently to celebrate a birthday, and my niece, as usual, had a great time. We ran around the house with a birthday balloon, played with the squeaky toy eggs, drew pictures on the Magnadoodle, and read a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse book. When it was time to leave, my niece complained emphatically, "I don't want to go home!!!!!" Isn't that the perfect response from a guest? I hope all of our company enjoys being here so much that they are sorry to see the get-together end.