My last post was a lamentation of the weather and my ability to be an effective/awesome Mom while the weather keeps us indoors. And might I add, without spending oodles of money entertaining ourselves... which I am fully capable of, mind you. I mean, who doesn't LOVE to use the weather as an excuse to go the Mall and drop some kizza$h on a sweet new outfit you can only wear when the sun comes back out.
My dear friend Kay suggested I create a blanket fort for Lucas. Amazing idea! I started small and just set up the couch cushions with the ottoman, creating a tunnel. In my attempt to show Lucas how great it is to hide underneath, he decided he'd rather climb on top. Of course. Because I can't take this kid anywhere without him trying to climb on chair, bookshelf, big kids play-structure (and my heart falls through my chest as I envision him falling to his death) or anything climbable, really.
So in spite of things not going the way I had planned, he was still occupied for a long time... while laughing and being creative... to my delight. Win, win, if you ask me.
It occurred to me that I should have an arsenal of "good ideas" to keep in my head for days like these. Why not pool some ideas from my amazing Mom friends? Shoot! What type of toddler activities do you initiate in your home to keep the little rascals from watching too much tv or whining your ears off? Do share.