One recent afternoon MC and I found ourselves in the mechanic's shop with a couple of hours to kill. Luckily I knew ahead of time that we were going in to the shop (slow leak in rear tire repaired, oil change, tire rotation, state inspection), so I was prepared with snacks and toys.
The snacks did come in handy, but we found several other ways to entertain ourselves rather than play with boring ol' toys!
We looked at every magazine and brochure in the building.
We found Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on PBS kids' channel.
We played outside in the parking lot - looking for rocks, playing I Spy, and walking on the cracks.
It was windy outside!