Olive’s fortune cookie on Sunday said: “Joy comes from adventure today. Time to shake the world.” And that is exactly what this girl has been doing.
San Francisco had been experiencing an oddly rain-free winter, until this week, when the deluge started, hardcore. Although I know the earth really needs the rain, it sure makes parenting a toddler who has been cosmically charged to “shake the world” pretty difficult. Yesterday I totally killed it by planning back-to-back indoor playdates, baking banana bread with crystallized ginger and chocolate chips, and having lots of rainy day vinyl dance jams. Today, all my plans fell through and Olive is looking at me like, “You, again, all day? In this tiny place?” But we are doing our best, playing “DJ”, in which Olive wears headphones, sits at her Papa’s keyboard, and pretends to be playing whatever music is coming from the speakers, and having lots of tickle breaks.
Help me out Mamas, Papas, creative types of all persuasions: what are your favorite indoor rainy day activities? And don’t say “Curling up with book, tea, and cat by the window” because that is EXACTLY what I want to do, y’alls. Gotta consider the small person.