Today I wanted to share our playroom time with you! Sometimes my favorite days are the ones that we stay in, are not rushing anywhere, and can just play. Usually I try to get us up and out the door to do things in the morning, eat lunch, then head to the car for home. Both kids always fall asleep in the car, so I have to center it around naptime… Unless we are talking about yesterday, which the kids decided to make a no nap day. For 13 hours… no one slept. Jackson fell asleep on the way home from his school, I stopped to get gas, and since the car was stopped, Elston woke up and cried… a lot. This in turn woke Jackson up who freaked out because on this specific pump I had to continue to hold it, so I’m singing, poking my head in the car, and pumping gas. He wasn’t buying it and never went back to sleep. Then Elston’s 3:30pm nap rolls around. She takes this nap every day and as a 7 month old, needs it. If it’s done right, this sets me up for an 8:30 bedtime that is easy. Yesterday at 3:30 when I was carrying Elston up the stairs to her crib (asleep), Jackson screams. This is a common occurence. He screams when he’s happy, sad, mad… all day long. So long story long, nobody napped. Some days are hard at home because Jackson has so much energy and eventually starts climbing and hanging off things, and then I start to think going out somewhere would’ve been much easier.
Comfy home days though are a lot slower. It allows me to enjoy our house and stay in pajamas. Recently I have added two new additions to the playroom; our Nook playmat and lounger. They are so comfortable and squishy with a gel matting, beneficial for Jackson who is constantly jumping on things. Having Elson play on the playmat, gives me a piece of mind because she usually tumbles over and I need her to have a soft surface. I have also been in a disagreement with Robert and two other people about the color of the mat and lounger. I say they are hot pink, and everyone else says they are red… what do you think??