Thursday, September 10, 2009

Five ways to entertain your toddler while sitting on your duff.

1. Peek a boo
2. Rough housing on the bed (laying on the bed while toddler crawls all over you. Minimal movement is the key).
3. Pat-a-cake and all other toddler finger play songs (itsy bitsy spider, bingo, popcorn popping, etc.)
4. Blowing raspberries
5. Joining in the high pitched screams while toddler runs down the hallway.

I was contemplating the games Mr. S and I were playing today. All involved me sitting on the floor in one spot trying to move as little as possible. I could excuse my laziness by the insane hour I wake in the morning or Mr. S unusually short nap which meant no nap for mommy. Or I could ponder this thought: these games are quite popular amongst most toddlers. Is it because toddlers like them or because mothers prefer to sit on their duffs?

8 comments:

lyz's world said...

hahaha yo hago lo mismo! la verdad no se porke no tengo tanta energia para corretear a Ian, o jugar juegos mas emocionantes. Por lo menos Seth tiene hermanos con los ke puede jugar. Ian solo me tiene a mi...sad situation...!:)

The Olsen Crew said...

I love your observations- just sounds like a win-win to me! When I was pg I'd sometimes doze, sitting on the floor. It got to the point that Gregory would give me a pillow right when I sat down, and give me permission to sleep- he really just wanted my presence, I guess.

Luann said...

Ian necesita hermanos, no? Pero es dificil cuando se pelean. Kaylee y Seth pelean todo el tiempo. Kaylee necesita aprender a hablar con Seth. Es muy dificil para ella. Era la misma con Gregorio. Es dificil ser Mama!

Renee said...

I vote duffs.

Luann said...

Duffs rule!

Episode Experts said...

I didn't know you habla espanol.

camfox said...

Luann, Yo no sabia que tu hablabas espanol! A que hora te despiertas?

Luann said...

Honestly, I did two years of Spanish in college. I used to be able to write and read much better than I can now. Much of what I wrote needed assistance from an online translator. I never was good at speaking. I get too nervous. But now I have a nephew who will be speaking Spanish as his first language, so I really want to do better.