We woke up today to a cold, rainy and all around dreary morning, so saying that I was glad it was a Sunday and we didn’t have to leave the house would be an understatement. It was only while I was happily whipping up some omelettes that I realized that we were out of bread and a grocery run before breakfast would definitely be required.
Sigh. So much for a lazy Sunday at home.
Toy company logic: Let’s make it teeny tiny, cute and completely useless, they’ll eat it up!
Toddler logic: I want that teeny tiny, cute and totally useless toy that I’ll forget about/lose within 4 hours of buying but am willing to throw a trantrum for right now!
Parents: … sigh
Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels this way about this explosion of ‘toys’ like shopkins, tsum tsums, mashems, fashems and the like 😖
3 year old: Mommy let’s go to the big bouncy place!
Me: Ok Lilly, we’ll go tomorrow. Do you want to go alone or with friends?
3: No friends!
Me: Ok, go alone then?
3: Not alone mommy, I want to go with you!
Me: Awwww, that’s so sweet, I’d love to go with you.
3: You have to go with me Mommy, I can’t drive.
Leave it to a 3 year old to shatter your allusions of being important.
Life can get very stressful, very fast and if you’re not careful, all that stress can drag you down into a not-so-great place. So when you’re feeling that anxiety starting to pull at your heart, you better have a go-to plan to relieve that stress and keep from getting overwhelmed.
For me, that go-to thing is cooking, baking or anything I can do with my hands. Which is probably why last night found me sitting crossed legged on the living room floor, surrounded by paper, cutting out snowflakes.
Whatever it takes to relax, right?
Something tells me I’ll be the sort of mom who would totally use this product (or something like it) when Lilly is all grown up 😂 I definitely worry too much!
Finding things to keep a toddler occupied on rainy, cold or sick days is never easy, especially when said toddler is too full of energy for her own good and is basically driving you halfway to crazy town.
So what is a mommy to do when it’s a gloomy, rainy day outside and there’s no preschool to boot? Find something fun to do of course. Something that’ll distract the 3 year old without boring you to death in the process (I know I know, I sound like the worst mom ever but seriously guys, how many play doh Peppa Pigs can you build before you want to chuck the whole primary colored mess out the window?).
Lucky for me Lilly takes after me and loves anything food related! Making and baking several batches of cookies in a warm kitchen while it’s cold and wet outside? That is the definition of perfection 😋
In response to Weekly Photography Challenge.
Me: “Lilly’s 3 today! How can she be 3?? Wasn’t she a teeny tiny baby just yesterday??”
Husband: “She’s growing up fast, but she’s still our baby..”
Me: “Dude she’s 3! That’s a big number. Before we know it she’ll be a teenager and won’t like us anymore!”
Husband: “um, I think there’s a while to go before she’s a teen…”
Me: “she’s going to hate me! And then she’ll like me again but she’ll be getting married and she won’t be our little baby anymore!”
Me: *trying not to cry*