Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Turning 2 years old means a lot of things to a lot of different toddlers... Unfortunately, in our household it meant no more naps for Allison. The first few months of adjustment were pretty tough, but I have since tried to look at the positives...
1) An early bedtime (Tonight she asked to go down at 6:00pm!)
2) Special "big girl" time with Mama while Natalie is sleeping
3) Ummmm... I think that's about it!
During the usual afternoon nap time, I often have Allison help me with dinner, or play board/ card games, or work with play doh, or do other crafts that Natalie isn't quite ready for. When given a choice, 99% of the time Allison chooses to do a craft. I have never met a 2 or 3 year old who could sit and do crafts for as long a period as Allison. I think it is God's way of blessing me during the time that she should otherwise be napping!
All this to say, we have Allison artwork galore! It is tough to just throw it away; (especially if she catches me... yikes!) So, I have come up with another solution: The Yeh family art museum! I'm sure it will evolve as we think of new ways to creatively display her work, but for now it has taken an otherwise useless space and made it useful! Here it is: