Well we spent the morning watching a Wile E Coyote DVD that I bought the other week for a rainy day, two wickedly violent hours later (well it never did me any harm) and we have run out of episodes to watch. As soon as the dvd ended my daughter was bored, did not know what to do despite the millions of toys she has, she was not open to any suggestions, she didn’t want to do colouring (her favourite pastime) so I had a brainwave. Let’s set up some water play in the utility room. I went to Argos to fetch a water play table that I had been intending to buy Boy for his birthday last month but hadn’t yet because of the weather.
An hour later, most of which Girl spent faffing and changing clothes, whinging and moaning and Girl has finished. I would say she enjoyed about 10 minutes of the water play until the point where she really got wet. How did I forget that water play makes her really cross and aggresive? She hates being splashed, takes it very personally and I have turned a little girl who was in quite a good mood into a sulky, petulant girl. Boy on the other hand had a blast, he loves mothing more than getting wet!
We are now sat in front of the TV again watching Finding Nemo because despite my best efforts Girl just does not want to participate in anything today. I hate sitting watching TV all day so I think a little baking is in order!