Also, alternatively titled: Trying Desperately To Occupy A Toddler For More Than Five Minutes So I Can Actually Accomplish Something.
This homeschooling-with-a-toddler-business is tricksy. Keeping Rosalie occupied long enough for us to get certain things done, without making her feel neglected and pushed aside is probably one of the most challenging parts of my day.
I'm trying, though. And today, as I rummaged through our hall closet, searching for something that might serve to entertain her, I came across a whole bag of fluffy little pom-poms. The resulting play time was so cute and colorful that I'm going to show you far too many pictures.
Also, it might be noted that while this idea did work wonders in that it did indeed keep her busy, it still didn't really help me accomplish much of anything, as I was too busy taking pictures of my child.
I got out her wooden block cube for her to fill with the pom-poms. Usually this thing drives her crazy, because she doesn't get the right block for the right hole and can't get them in, but the soft little balls were easy-peasy and she loved it!
Love those chubby little feet.
And LOVE those chubby little hands.
No no, baby, don't EAT them!
I know this isn't a great shot, but those crossed ankles and that round tummy of hers just does me in.
Which one to choose next?? So many colors!
And this, my friends, is WHY I need to try so hard to keep this child occupied. Otherwise, she feels the need to be in the middle of everything we do. LITERALLY:
"Umm, hi, I know you think you're going to get this map out and teach some geography and learn about the world and stuff, but I'm not really down with that. PAY ATTENTION TO ME. Let's see you try to find Syria NOW! Give you a hint... It's under my booty! bwahaha!"
But just look at her sweet little face. How can I be upset with her for hiding all of the Middle East and much of Africa?
Oh well, if you can't beat her....
... join her!!
I'm pretty sure I have the silliest, darlingest, best girls in the world.
(IN THE WORLD. get it?? because they're sitting on a world map?? hahaha, ha! ha! ha! hooooboy. It's just too much, I tell you, these jokes of mine get better and better all the time. thank you, thank you very much.)
I'm done now. you're welcome.