Nothing accomplished

The three of us went over to Tina’s obtensibly to scrapbook. I was there for over three hours, and did about 1/3 of a layout until Tina got my fussy baby to fall asleep and I rushed through a layout with no embellishments whatsoever. Maybe I got B too tired from our little excursion yesterday. Aviana had a lot of fun “microwaving” “ice cream” in the play kitchen and pushing Dora in the stroller just her size and “watching” Baby McDonald and Monsters, Inc. She played so well independently. I asked my friends why she doesn’t do that at home, and they said it was because there she had new and different toys. So how can I get her new and different toys all the time?

I made up for it at naptime and after bedtime and got some more layouts done. I realized that in the depth of my depression I had not one iota of creativity. I couldn’t even think of anything to do, other than sit on the couch and stare blankly at the TV. Now I’m making up for lost time!

2 thoughts on “Nothing accomplished

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jessica,
    Our first-born needed constant stimulation to be content. Plus, we only had money for a few, used toys. I divided her toys into 2 groups. Only 1 group at a time was out for play. On fussy days, busy mom days, sick mom days, etc. I brought out the “new” group of toys during naptime. I can’t say it solved our problem, but it helped.
    I am about ready to do this with our grandson now.

  2. That is a GREAT idea. So you just kept the others in a closet or something, and switched them out every so often? That seems like a lot of work, (here’s where you tell me how to make it not be a lot of work…:-)) but it would SO be worth it to have some whole mornings freed up!

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