Monday, February 1, 2016

Home Depot: our indoor playground

The other day I was whining to Joel that these super rainy days are so frustrating with two little kids... Asher only stays awake for 1.5-2 hours at a time... The playgrounds are soaking wet, and it's too chilly to keep a toddler in damp clothing... Charlotte has SO much energy and is dying to play outside, but I often have to say "no." ... The indoor play places (mall and children's museum) are at least 20 minutes away, which only leaves 30ish minutes for playing before Asher needs to nap again... If Asher naps in the Ergo he doesn't get the same quality of sleep and our evenings are stressful...

(It was a pity party, and it wasn't pretty.)

But then my brilliant husband gave a somewhat hilarious suggestion: take the kids to Home Depot.

At first I laughed. But then he continued:

"Yeah. Take back the light bulbs that don't fit and then just let Charlotte run around. The aisles are wide, it's not crowded during the day. It's super close so you can get there and back between naps. You don't have to buy anything."

Like I said- brilliant.

Asher was wide awake. Charlotte got to choose which way to walk. The employees had a burst of life, seeing Charlotte's enthusiastic energy. Other customers watched me with envy, wishing they had two adorable babies hanging out with them!

Our spirits were revived and both kids took great naps after their outing to the "playground" ;)

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