Sometimes it just hits. And you wonder where such a great idea came from. You walk a little lighter, feel like giving yourself a pat or 7 on the back, and you call someone to brag. This happened to me recently, and it was pure genius! I've recently turned the corner, pregnancy-wise, and not just because of "cutting my activity" but mostly because of growing a human being. I'll expand more on this when I'm humble enough to post a picture, but let's just say, I'm almost "over it". I'm tired and achy and ready to hold baby Jack.
So I was driving home from work the other day, exhausted and almost dreading my afternoon with my little people. What was I going to do with them? How could I keep them busy without using the tv? And how do I make sure it requires very little of me? Then STRIKE--- a pool! Like the kind from Target for your backyard. Max LOVES taking baths and Gabe LOVES playing in the water with him-- the soak their bathroom each night.... so this would be a huge bath, and they could splash as much as they want, and I could sit. GENIUS!
Well, it worked! And it was adorable! And I got to sit in a chair with my computer in my lap, working, and watching, and laughing :) They played and splashed until I made them come in-- and as soon as we were dried off, they were already talking about playing in the pool again. GENIUS!
I provided the pitchers, cups, toys, balls, bowls, and sunscreen- they provided their own fun and entertainment. And by the time we went inside, my feet hurt less, my attitude was 100 times better, and I was confident that these two were the cutest things around :)