I have a list in my brain. A list of things I want to do with Will. things I think a good mom does. things I try to do to keep sane. Because believe me…being at home all day with a baby will make you feel a little insane at times. or a lot insane if you are like me. So my list is like a medicated dosage of sanity. I pop a little thing off the list – BAM – sanity ensues. Do you wanna see it? My summer activity list? Here ’tis:
I must admit that some of these things were blantantly stolen ideas from Meg & her kids summer list. And one of the things not on my list is playdates.
This week’s playdate was with this little guy:
Mr. Ethan. Do you remember him? He was the little guy that encouraged me to start shooting newborns. I enjoyed him so much. What a sweet little dollface. Can you believe that was less than a year ago? Just check out how much he’s changed:
Like a totally different kid. With blonde hair. And giant eyes.
Okay – back to the playdate. Basically he came over with his mom Jules and I had just put Will down for a nap.
This was my open palm to forehead moment. I did not have to imagine Ethan’s reaction to his playmate being gone:
Long story short, I let Will ride out his nap (cutting it short by an hour or so – yeah, if napping were a job, us Bowers would be workaholics)…
And then got him up to play with his buddy.
Nothing too exciting happened. Did you expect something spectacularly clever from a couple of babies playing?? I mean, they walk around and throw things. They don’t exactly give me particularly lifechanging material here. But they did look very cute so that should count for something.
Basically all that to say – yeah, we try to fill our days with playdates, and trips to the playground and sometimes a fun treat at night…like a frozen yogurt popsicle. But I AM DYING. Seriously…going a little insane…and my list is halfway completed already. I need more.
So as a little Ethan smile as payment, will you please help this new Stay-At-Home-Mom of a 1 year old out with suggestions of what we can do? Because chalk, baby pools, and sprinklers only go so far in keeping me sane…