Being a toddler is tough. Being a toddler to a little brother who is mastering walking and having all four of his top teeth come in all at once is even harder (poor little brother too). It means that Wolf has been attached to me all the time. His separation anxiety is high and adding all these other things...well you can imagine not a lot gets done around here.
I can always tell that it is time for a Mama and Bear date when he starts trying to get attention anyway he can. I will spare you the details of the adventure we have had but it's your standard toddler mischief.
We headed off to our favorite local book store during Wolf's nap. We found some great used books for a super low price. "Sure B you can pick out a $2 Thomas book". There are few things that can make this little boy as happy as books and Thomas. I am pretty sure we made his week by combining the two. We even picked out a book for W. Afterwards we walked around downtown for a bit and grabbed a little snack before heading home. He had a smile the whole way home as he flipped through his "new" book over and over. I just love it when I am able to make my kids day.
I have posted about these sort of dates with B before. It means so much to be able to reconnect with the boys in a setting that is specifically aimed towards them. With Wolf I feel my reconnection time is obviously different, we read books, sing songs and most of all we nurse. But with B only nursing once a day and being far more active, thing had to shift and time needed to be spent differently, and it makes such a big change in his behavior. I know that with W walking our activities will be different soon as well. I am so excited to see what type of things he will be into and what little adventure we will go on.
How do you reconnect and spend time with your little ones? I would love some new ideas.