Jul 18, 201110:25 AMBaby Love

Toddler Time: Where is your happy place?

Jul 18, 2011 - 10:25 AM
Toddler Time: Where is your happy place?

My kid wakes up early.  I'm not complaining because he does go to sleep early. Plus, with this heat, the only time you can even go outside is before 9 a.m.

We usually go for an early morning stroll and most of the time it's just us and the bunnies.  Lately, though, the streets have been packed at 6 a.m. Everyone is up trying to beat the heat.  People are up jogging, watering their lawns, enjoying a cup of coffee, doing anything outside before they're forced inside by the oppressive heat. 

It's also the only time of day that my husband allows us to open the blinds.  Between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., our house is a dungeon with curtains pulled in an effort to keep energy costs down. 

I've really been having to focus on my attitude.  You pregnant women out there in this heat are amazing and I bow down to you. 

In times like these, I have to get creative to keep my toddler occupied.  We can only read so many books and water the azaleas so many times. 

So, I am going to share my oasis with you....ready....Barnes & Noble.  It's an air-conditioned Mecca for moms and children.  Towards the back, there is a kid zone.  There are a bazillion books (obviously), a train set, stuffed animals, etc.  Since it's not technically a library, you don't have to be quiet. 

I usually buy a book on the clearance rack, but you don't have to, so all this could be yours free.

Ok, now it's payback time, where is your "happy place?"

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The first years of motherhood are the most educational years of your life.  Abby Rodgers shares the highs, the lows, the love and complete shock of being a new mom.  She'll write what she has learned and also seek advice from you about things she has yet to figure out.  Abby keeps it real with a little humor and a lot of love. 

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