I have come across a few books recently that I want to purchase on the parenting topic….thinking that I need to change the way I parent. And then it dawned on me, yes I need to change some of my parenting – but I also need to change my behaviors with it.
I have gotten LAZY!
Like seriously. I mean, I know I’m growing 2 little humans right now, but that’s no excuse to let my kids watch more than a few hours of tv a day. I have become the Mom I always said I would NEVER be. And I feel awful. Today I was better, I actually sat down with the boys & we played with playdough (or as Cohen calls it – Montecelli) for over 30 minutes. We even did our daily dance party….well I pretty much stand there and sway as the boys go buck wild. This is probably their favorite part of the day, aside from when Daddy comes home of course. Which brings me to another point – you know why they get so excited to see their Daddy?! Yes, because he’s been gone all day and they’ve been stuck with me – but because he PLAYS with them. They climb all over him, he kicks the soccer ball with them in the house, they run around chasing each other – tickling & just plain HAVING FUN!
What a good Daddy they have.
So. I have a mission. I have started writing down activities & wrote out a schedule again…..yes, I used to actually follow a schedule with the boys – mapped out play time/ independent play / tv time / outside play / story time / crafts. That was a year ago. Ugh. Makes me so sick to see how far I’ve fallen behind.
Anyway, I’m writing this bc I need to be accountable…yet again something I need accountability for. AND I want to know what activities you do with your toddlers to keep them engaged/entertained/learning throughout the day!
Please share your activities / links to activities to entertain these cuties in the comments section below!!