Sometimes coming up with things to do to engage the little one can be a challenge. Of course there are the old standy-bys; drawing, painting, reading books, chasing around the house. But sometimes, especially on particularly long stay-at-home days (we have more of those lately), you need something new and fresh.
Enter the blog world.
All it takes is a few minutes touring around this little virtual world that I am so happy to be a part of before I find something amazing to do when my mind just isn’t coming up with anything. And that is how, on one particularly cold and dreary morning last week, I was reminded that what we really needed around here was a little playdoh to brighten things up.
I’m a regular reader over at Sew Liberated and there was her post, on a day where we were truly lacking inspiration, about playdoh sculpting with her little guy (while you’re over there check our the studio for her two little guys. gorgeous! we are so going to have one of those canopies in our own house, and soon!). The timing was perfect and Ewan and I quickly whipped up three! batches of our own using the recipe she linked to.
Each day since the playdoh has made an appearance. Sometimes for a long sculpting session, sometimes it is short. Either way, it is nice to have one more thing in the arsenal. One more great activity to pull out when things are getting a little dull.
So, let me ask all of you, what have been some of your secret weapons this winter? What can I add to my arsenal for the next long afternoon?