And that's what I'd be doing if I had no children. Since I do have two little dumplings that I wouldn't trade for all the books in the world, all-day book reading has become the stuff of my wildest dreams. In reality, I've been racking my brain trying to keep us busy with indoor activities. It's been fairly successful. By that I mean that we've been cooped up all day and managed to enjoy ourselves. Incidentally, I am in my pajamas. So, that part of the dream came true!
Here's what kept John entertained today:
Bean scooping. I'm always amazed at how such simple ideas can be so entertaining. I think later on this would be a good counting activity.
Ice Melting/water pouring. John loves ice. At first I gave him plain ice. Then I got the idea to make colored ice cubes. I thought he might like to "paint" with them. I gave him paper that you can see in the first picture. He quickly dispensed with the paper, though, and preferred to let the ice melt and then pour water back and forth. These days I can't keep very good track of time but I think this kept him busy for at least 45 minutes.
What are your favorite rainy day activities?