Summer is coming to an end. There are signs all over! The sun is setting early and the air is feeling cooler, fresher even.
I'm excited for fall but at the same time will miss the early afternoon swims with the gremlins. I never thought they would take so well to getting down and dirty in the water and mud. But they are girls after my own heart.
With the cooler months on their way it's become a stressful thought as to how to keep the twins occupied when we aren't able to go outside as much.(Don't even get me started on the warmer clothes shopping!)
Currently we are up by 8am. Breakfast (after a rush to the restroom) is finished within 20 minutes. We spend a good 20-30 minutes reading books...the same books..over and over again. :) Then they like to cuddle and watch a couple blue's clues or Go Diego Go before mid morning snack break. They then promptly insist on going out side to play on their slides and with their water tubs or even swim. Before we know it it's lunch time.
Lately though K has insisted on going inside early. Even though the weather is wonderful. We aren't sure why she does this?
This in turn means more time inside and more time they end up becoming bored. They even prefer to ride their bikes inside rather than out.
I've been searching Pinterest (yes I too am drawn to the addiction that is Pinterest) frantically for ideas of toddler games and activities.
That's when I came across this blog: Simple Little Home with 40 Ways to distract a toddler.
Many of these we already do but the majority of these I never even thought of!
For example ZipLock bag painting! What a great idea that keeps the mess off the kids (most importantly your house). It has sensory feeling and is a way to bring out their creative side.
I really need to pick up on the mommy awesome and schedule a good hour of crafting/painting/creating etc. before their nap time.
Do YOU have any great ideas to keep a toddler from throwing herself to the lions in a fit of rage? ;)