HJ needs to be entertained. All.The.Time. He is always looking for something to do. If he is ever bored, all I have to do is say, “On your mark!”
And it gets his attention.
Then I shout, “GET SET!”
He is in full runners stance by this point.
And holy crap, he is off. The kid loves running. I feel as if I have a track super star on my hands. (which is great, because most boys sports scare the bejesus out of me)
Other times, I actually act like a good mom and come up with activities.
A few weeks back, HJ had a friend over. I suggested we strip them down to diapers and let them finger paint in the driveway.
HJ was really into the red paint that night.
Then came a rainy day. One where we couldn’t paint outside. We had been out running errands that morning and came across tiny finger puppet angry birds for $2/piece.
HJ loves angry birds. He somehow even made it appear on the main screen of my phone. He was so proud of himself for that, I haven’t had the heart to remove it.
Here are the finger puppets:
What boredom busters have you tried with toddlers?