1. Best new game ever: Hide and Sheep. Michael taught a little lesson this week about Jesus and the lost sheep. We tried to make it fun by hiding our little sheep and having the kids find him. Well, the only part of the lesson that hit home for Milo was “Hide-and-Sheep.” So we play it daily, of course.
2. Praise the Target Dollar Spot and craft section. We love little $1 packages of feathers or pom-poms or plastic dinosaurs we find there. The stickers pictured here are actually leftover from last year (a giant bin of about 200 foam stickers for $2!). They help us change up our little sensory routine regularly without breaking the bank, which came in handy this week. We had record-breaking desert rain that the ground just couldn’t handle, resulting in lots of flooding and soggy ground unfit for playing outside.
3. This girl loves a “cozy spot.” Somewhere small, soft, fluffy, or enclosed. (Better, if all of them). I’d love to make her a little spot in her room like this. I just need to come up with a good idea… Milo has taken over our little circus tent, but I think Sophie might like something like a soft rug or a little chair or something… In the meantime, a little basket lined with blankets seems to work so long as one’s little brother doesn’t crowd one out.
4. I’m almost thinking about sort of preparing myself for The Great Binkie Extinction. I know so many of you have gotten rid of baby’s pacifier before and have experience to share. I’ve just been such a chicken! I don’t know that anyone would understand what it means to have a “binkie fairy” come or really grasp what it means to “pay” for something with their pacifier. What’s worked for you? How did you stay strong? Please tell me that your children magically slept really well and didn’t give up naps as a result. Otherwise, my children may go to high school with theirs. Hang the orthodonture costs!
5. There are a lot of things about toddlerhood I will not miss (sleepless nights and explosive diapers), but chocolate-smudged faces isn’t one of them. I love seeing little ones in bibs with messy faces and happy tummies.
Happy weekend, dear reader! Wishing you every good thing!