Monday Monologue:

I laid McKinley down in her crib, because she was whining.  Not crying. Not happy. Not mad. Just whining over every little gosh damn thing.  The minute I caught that eye/nose rub I said,

“Okay, we’re gonna lay down for a few minutes.”

I should mention she has a stuffy/running nose. Allergies.  So, I suppose that counts for  being under the weather and not getting that precious restful sleep toddlers need, right?

I can hear her, softly speaking to herself in-between repeatedly squeezing her LeapFrog dog named Violet. London bridge is falling down…falling down..

Downstairs my father is playing YouTube videos of Neil Young, Harvest Moon. Unmistakable harmonics.

I’m hoping it’s not gonna be one of those days.  Although, it’s 1 o’clock already (computer problems)… so I guess it is one of those days. And the weather has stated so with its gloomy dark coat and periods of rain.

An indoor day to a toddler is like a prison.


I mean seriously, what can you do with a toddler who has the attention span of 1 minute (if that)?  I’m open to thoughts people…

  • Grocery 
  • Reading
  • Coloring
  • Errands
  • Play-dates




6 Comments Add yours

  1. amsherwood says:

    When I have a big job to do in the kitchen that I need my son to be out from under foot for I lay down a big blanket and then put a few cups of flour in a toy bowl for him. I give him spoons and whisks and a few smaller bowls and let him move the flour from bowl to bowl and eventually it all ends up on the blanket. Only do this activity if you will have time to give her a bath afterwards as it gets pretty messy.

    1. awww thats a great idea!!! BIG thanksss!! (Cant wait to show you pics of when I do it!)

  2. I just found this fabulous blog: She has all sorts of creative ideas for kids this age. I’m looking forward to trying out her activities. Good luck!

    1. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Katia says:

    Oh, I hear you. We’ve just spend about 3 weeks on and off at home, when Daniel was sick and it kept snowing and raining. It’s a killer. Very hard to entertain. I remember seeing something on Pinterest with some suggestions, but haven’t looked at it in a while. I’m sure that if you Google at home activities with toddlers tons of stuff will come up. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help 😦 How is she today?

    1. Well, it was supposed to rain today, but Thankfully it held off. We were able to go for a long walk this morning. Heavy clouds are rollin in now. On a different note .. she’s biting now. lol

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