NO NAP FRIDAY
Hey it’s Friday! It seems my last two days of photos on Instagram are color coordinated.
All along, I had planned to write up “real-time” journal posts during my 22 month old’s nap time, and daily. Some days that works. Some days that does not work. I know I could try the late night journal blogging that a lot of moms do, and I did that when I was starting joyababy. I spent a lot of nights up sewing and working and subsequently a lot of days half asleep. I was also younger then, ha. Most of my evenings are spent doing dishes, washing smelly soccer socks and then finally connecting with my husband and having much needed adult conversation.
Today, my little one did not want anything to do with a nap. I’m crossing my fingers that this will translate into a great night of sleep tonight. Instead he insisted on going through every book in the house. I think it was because we arrived at the local bookstore earlier this morning looking for the train and puzzle table and found a “Story Time” happening, which was like showing up at the wrong party. This baby loves books, yes, but at the local bookstore it is ALL about the train table. (I’m kicking myself for throwing our train table from the older boys out in the alley in Chicago!) Maybe he wanted to make up for the lack of reading and the tantrum throwing on the way out of the bookstore. Or maybe I am a sucker for a baby who says “book” with a smile from his crib and then points to the yellow couch.
So most of my day today was spent at home reading board books. I also think this is why the cozy, large yellow couch is staying in our home, specifically in his room. In order to have blogged earlier as planned, the baby would have had to watch an episode of Kipper or something, so you know, I chose books. I think we may need to do a board book swap or something, because I am a little bored of some of our selections.
While at the bookstore, I had about 5 minutes to scan the actual books in between chasing the baby around, and I did see two board books using Montessori method for teaching letters and numbers! They were really cool, and that is the first time I have seen Montessori specifically in main stream books for kids. It actually inspired me to make something similar for home.
So, back to finding a schedule. I will have to figure out when to journal and post. I really want to stick to real time posts, because that’s more my style these days. Any tips out there? Oh and any new favorite board books? (We do have quite a large collection, but I like adding a few here and there, for me anyways.)
One more thought for your Friday evening: Am I the only one who thinks an Iced Coffee Truck at carpool would be brilliant? For both the parents and the teachers. That would be a great school fundraiser.