this weekend has been a stereotypical family two days at home. we've run errands, endured our swimming lesson (I swear he just has a thing about that pool cos he's fine in all other pools), done the food shop, visited the park, walked the dog and pottered in the yard.
set myself a task this weekend of completing a card to mark a friend's
engagement. in theory this is easy to do in 4 days, particularly if Did
is around for 1 1/2 days of it. in reality I've not got too far yet. it
seems that whenever I sit down to write, on a laptop or my iPad, I'm the
best form of climbing frame. if I dare to sit at the kitchen table to
read, write or attempt to do anything remotely creative then after 10
minutes Seb's hanging off the baby gate screeching. so it got me to
thinking about friends and acquaintances who discuss happily indulging
in a hobby whilst their toddler plays at their feet (I once tried to put
some photographs into some new frames while Seb 'played'at my feet,
climbed up my legs, sat on half the photographs and picked up one of the
frames and threw it in the fire place.) and I've pretty much decided
that ain't going to happen for me but what about trying to get him
interested in being creative with me?
it's been the general
school of thought that Seb has the attention span of a knat and previous
attempts to put crayons and paper in front of him are usually poo pooed
after 2 minutes. so does anyone have suggestions on what to do with a
live wire 19 month old who likes to throw and screech?