Unfortunately our day started unusually early at 6am when our dog woke us all up. Soren, who is normally the world's best sleeper, woke up crying and didn't get back to sleep. After some cuddles in bed we headed down for breakfast, which is always a little tricky to prepare one-handed. It's tough buttering toast with a baby in one arm! We had just sat down (Tyler was in the shower) when the dog started throwing up. I had been quite proud of myself to sit down with a steaming cup of coffee, a decent breakfast, and two dressed, non-crying kids. I was not prepared to deal with the dog for the second time of day…sigh.
The rest of the morning was less eventful, although I'm quite sure we needed a few more events. A three hour stretch with no solid plans is tough with an active toddler. We had more than a couple time-outs and tantrums. I like being on a schedule, and I've found that our days go much smoother when we know what's coming next. A day with no plans equalled mass destruction of the entire house… multiple times.
I'm going to have to scour pinterest for some indoor toddler activities for the winter, and stock up on my crafting materials. Or maybe get a toddler membership to a gym… something where he can get his energy out! If you have toddler friendly activities please send them my way, I need some inspiration!