It was just irritating that I was up with her while Brendan slept on the couch, then he got to sleep in, and when I went to see if he'd watch Ingrid while I showered, he was ready to jump in the shower. Why is it he doesn't have to ask me to take a shower but I have to ask him?? (Love you, honey, but you drive me nuts sometimes!) Anyway, all this made for a crabby, yelly kind of morning. And I decided I didn't want it to be that way. I don't have a car today so we're stuck here and Ingrid has been watching a lot of TV lately, which I'm not totally happy with. I want today to be happy and filled with fun, not a crabby mama and a whiny kid.
Fiona had this post awhile ago and I loved the idea. We only have tile in our kitchen so that is where we set up the bowl of rice and lentils. I gave Ingrid a wooden spoon and some measuring cups and she went to town. She immediately began tossing the rice around and giggling, so I knew it was going to be a fun activity for her! Our kitchen is tiny and I managed to make two quiches and four mini pumpkin breads all while Ingrid threw rice and lentils all over the floor--even rolling out homemade crusts!
This kept Ingrid busy for almost an hour, long enough for me to get what I wanted done in the kitchen and time to clean up. And I am happy and not yelling and now it's naptime and I'm ready to go back to bed.