Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Summer and I are BORED. I get like this after a few months of repitious things.

Monday: laundry
Tuesday: fold laundry & put away
(isn't that bad.. i hate folding laundry so I never do it the same day I actually wash them.)
Wednesday: Work
Thursday: Work
Friday: Scott's off, so something fun
Saturday: Grocery shop
Sunday: Church
So that's my schedule and no it never really changes.
I have been really worried about Summer. She LOVES tv. Yes, it's 100% my fault. She loves "Up", "The Little Mermaid", "Yo Gabba Gabba" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse". Don't judge me on this.. but I bet Summer watches 4 hours of TV a day. WHAT? 4 hours.. AT LEAST. Oh my gosh, I'm feeling like a pretty bad mom right now. But, how easy is it for us to get super busy and let our kids watch TV until their dads get home.. or maybe that's just me! : /

Anyways, I was reading about TV and children under the age of 3.

..All I can say is OH CRAP!
I'm in big trouble.

Anyways, I'm posting this mainly for myself.

SYDNEY.. Summer is now only allowed 2 hours of TV a day.. Okay?!
4+ hours of TV is NOT okay.. this is your baby!
..Sorry, I needed to freak out on myself for a quick second.
SO.. now what are we going to do allllll dayyyyy longggg? (Especially now that the weather is not ever above 40*) Google search provided with the following answers to "What are some great activities to do with an 18 (19) month old?"
1. Finger painting
2. Bake cookies
3. Go to the library when they have story time for kids
4. Use an inexpensive pan to fill up with rice or dried beans. Use a shovel to play in it like a sandbox. (?? MESSY)
5. Make an obstacle course with pillows & blankets
6. Go to Chic-fil-a or McDonald's play places
7. Buy some Ivory Snow soap flakes in laundry isle, put on the table, add food coloring & a little bit of water & have her squish it around.
8. (Speaking of #7 I have a playdough recipe. I think Summer would love playdough. Call me if you want it!)
9. Go visit a friend
10. Inflate a beach ball 3/4 the way up so they can roll around on it
Those are the best suggestions that I could find without spending much if any money at all. I am writing this for my cause, but I hope this helps the other bored moms out there as well!


  1. Today Ali and I went to the Dollar Store. I always try to get out of the house once a day. If not, I go crazy! Whether it's going to Wal-Mart, the library, just walking around a store and looking... I just can't stay in the house all day.

    But anyways.. I bought Ali some bubbles today and she loves them. You could always go and build a snowman since it's so cold out there! Maybe you could start, (if there isn't one already) a mom's group with some women you know. I know Summer is older, and some of these might not work, but I thought I would suggest something!

  2. Kenzie loves when I take her to a play place. There were even times when all I would order from McDonalds were those little apples and let Kenzie play for like 2 hours. Also, you should look to see if you have a bounce house place in your area we have like 3 around us and adults are free and kids are 5 bucks and because Kenzie is so young I of course have to bounce and slid with her!

  3. Guess we will just have to get together more huh? :) Maybe just go to mcdonalds. play place for the kids and talking for us! :)

  4. ps. i HATE putting away laundry too!

  5. don't feel to bad. I swear Marcie watches TV all day. It is the only way I can get stuff done though. I know how you feel though, I should not let her watch so much. We should some play dates for the little kids. Yall are welcome to come over here. WE have tons of room and tons of toys! Marcie LOVES to finger paint so I am sure Summer would too.


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