It is a lot harder than it sounds, trust me.
Since Lil O has started school poor Baby M doesn't know what to do with being alone. I thought she was my shadow before!! I was wrong. I cannot even describe how she is now. Hmmm, let me try.
Okay, the only time I am alone and can do something that I want to do IS...
while she naps.
Which isn't long enough truth be told. I drink my coffee, she's trying to nurse beside me on the couch. I try to crochet, she is pulling my yarn while using me as a trampoline. I try to blog, she pitches a temper tantrum while drooling all over my nap. I try to use the bathroom, she hands me torn toilet paper squares for me to use. I try to take a bath, she hands me the bath soap and watches me dry off. I try to load the dishwasher, she plays in the fridge. I wash clothes and she helps load the washer or dryer. I try to clean and she has to help with her own cleaning rag and take turns pushing the vacuum.
I think you get my drift.
I try to encourage her and show her how to play on her own. I will get her set up and encourage her to use her imagination.
So, far it only works for about 15 minutes at each given time. Yesterday morning I set up all these fun colorful blocks with alphabet letters printed on the outside and toys inside the block that relates to the letter.
I love these blocks. They were the best investment!!! I had fun this morning making castles and knocking them down with toy cars. It was also learning for Baby M because I was able to teach her the alphabet and talk about the toys inside the blocks. We had a wonderful time.
Today we string beads!!!!!
Do you have any advice on teaching a child to play by them self using their imagination while their siblings are in school?