I’m new at parenting, and I’m definitely learning as I go. Advice we took to heart from the very beginning is that kids don’t need a lot of toys. We live in a one-bedroom apartment, so we really have to keep the toys to a minimum.
Lane stays close to me most of the time, and she’s really into “helping mommy.” She loves to wash dishes, dust, and carry my stuff around. She dresses up in my clothes and clomps around in my shoes. Sometimes when I write emails, she’ll climb up and help me type. She can spend an hour outside playing with mud, spoons, and rocks. We like to go places during the day: to the park, or to the pool in the evenings. She loves to go grocery shopping.
It’s getting hot outside and we’re trying to drive less, so I need some ideas for fun things we can do at home. (When repeating “bonkey monkey” for 20 minutes straight while running on the couch and laughing hysterically isn’t enough.)
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