End of week 1 staying with my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. We’re all still alive and don’t hate each other yet.
What I learned this week: activities with toddlers rarely go the way you envision. It usually starts out with me thinking, “she will have so much fun doing this” and ends up with her having a meltdown for one of the following reasons:
- we don’t have any more _________ (stickers, feathers, whatever it is we’ve been working with at the time).
- it’s time to stop and ________ (eat, take a nap, take a bath, go to bed).
- it didn’t turn out the way she had hoped (example below).
My daughter and I: Let’s plant flowers in a container with Charlotte. She will have so much fun. She’ll love it!
Charlotte when she realizes we can’t make the flowers grow “right now.”