Is Madewell Denim the Best?
We’ve had a bunch of rainy days lately. Seattle-ites, how do you do it?
I’m trying to be creative with ideas of things to do with the boys but I’m slowly running out of steam. Hopefully the sun will return this weekend.
On Monday we went to Storytime at our local library, so that was a fun/new activity. It was raining cats and dogs so we needed to cross over a literal moat to get into the library, but once we got inside I was glad we went through the effort. We got a library card, David swiped a book on Women’s Rights to Vote as we cruised through an aisle, and after returning that we wandered over to the kids section.
I parked the stroller, threw Luke in the back carrier, and trailed David as he explored the kids section. A few minutes before Storytime we went to sit down, and it was at that point I knew we likely wouldn’t last very long. David wasn’t really interested in the music or the story, instead he just wanted to climb up and down the wide stairs and throw my library card around. Luke was interested in Puffs and that’s about it!
We lasted 10 minutes before both boys were antsy to do something new, so we picked out some boat (and kitten!) books, checked them out, and endured the sideways-up-the-jacket-in-the-face rain once more.
Grand total time spent at location that required great feat to get to? 18 minutes.
The rest of the day was spent indoors playing with every toy that we own. We were all excited for Justin to come home for a little variety to the day! Rainy days really show me how much I enjoy being outside with the boys! And they really love it too. It was a nice forced change up from the usual go-go-go to settle in on the floor and play inside!
A close friend of mine just had her second baby and I couldn’t help but look back to the newborn Luke and 14 month old David stage of my life just 9 short months ago. We have really gotten into a wonderful groove and it has just been the absolute best to see these two start to really engage with one another. There have certainly been rough stages, namely when Luke screamed for 8 weeks straight, but those seem like a million years ago already.
I’m planning to do a Periscope (find me at k8_smallthings), and perhaps a follow up blog post about life with two under 2, so if there’s anything you are curious about, leave it in the comments below, would you? I’d also love to hear, if you are a mom of two, what was your biggest challenge in adding your second child into your family?