Wednesday, October 08, 2008

When mom got creative

What happens when it rains cats and dogs for over 2 hours? I don't want to know the obvious which is the potholes/sidewalks are filled with muddy water running evening walks and there are a zillion tadpoles hopping around. The most disturbing outcome of an evening's rain is that it ruins a kid's play time in the park and the morning after too because it's not a pretty sight with the swings and slides laden with mud and serving as the perfect breeding spot for mosquitoes.

So what do you do when your toddler gets bored staying indoors all day? You try and recreate in parts certain activities of the park at home. And, that's just what I did last evening to keep LG engaged at home. He is fond of playing in the sand with his kit of spades, sieve, and whatever you call the dozen odd items that comes with it. I got a few handfuls of white rangoli powder and poured it over the large plastic cover of the toy box (laundry bucket converted into one). And there you go, we have an excited toddler and an equally crazy mother involved for over an hour building castles out of white powder.