Oh Vancouver. How I love you, but how I do not love that it is mid-May and pouring rain. Rainy days are the days that are the ultimate parental test. You ain’t seen nuttin’ until you have been indoors for an entire day with an energetic toddler. So the question I asked myself this morning when I rolled out of bed and ended up face-to-face with Gloomy* and Damp*: how do you keep your cooped-up child(ren) entertained and happy when it is raining so hard that your rain boots give-up and stop being waterproof (which sounds ridiculous, but mine actually did just this!) ????
I pulled out all the stops today: colouring, cars, blocks, Baby Einstein movies, iPad apps, the favourite bear getting his first ‘diaper change’… you name it, we did it today. Scratch that. We did that all by 10am! Soooo… what to do with the remaining waking hours? It was time to pull out the big guns. First-time experiences are a great way to spend some good, long, quality time with your kids. I decided it was time to introduce Portia to the age-old tradition of…..
MILK AND COOKIES!!!
As you can see, it was a pretty exciting event. Milk was everywhere. Cookie crumbs were everywhere. It was a royal mess and so worth every moment. Portia is a milk veteran and has had cookies every now and again, but… the combination… the ritual of the dipping and the dunking and the drinking of escaped sunken chunks, this was all very new and glorious. To Portia. Not me. I swear. Ok, for me too. But just a little. (Blush).
Happy Indoor Day!
North Shore Mama
*In case it was not clear, Gloomy and Damp are not pet names for my husband 😉
Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!
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