I wasn't working today, so I took Melly to a local pool. She really, really likes that pool. But it's not heated, so I mostly just sit in the water and slowly turn blue.
While we were "swimming," I ran into a one year old girl with her nanny. I was chatting with her a bit, while she bounced the baby around.
Me: "She looks like she likes the pool."
Nanny: "Yeah, she does. But her parents can't take her in it because they're both doctors and don't have time."
Nanny: "Well, I guess they could take her on the weekend maybe."
I was tempted to say something, but I didn't.
Anyway, for the first time in over three years, I have a day off during the week to spend with my daughter. It's heaven. It's what I've always wanted. Except I'm not sure what the hell to do with her all day.
Last week it was too cold for the pool, so things really got crazy. We went to this tiny park nearby and acted out the following scenario:
Melly: "I'm Supergirl. You be Superman. I have to rescue you."
Me: "I'm Superman. Help me, Supergirl! Save me!"
Melly: "Here I am to save you!"
Repeat x 10 million
After less than an hour in the park, I was ready to shoot myself in the head. We ended up fighting a lot and I eventually just plopped her down in front of the television.
This week was better. We had the pool, we did laundry, then we drove to the supermarket and bought cookie ingredients to bake cookies from scratch. It was actually really fun till Melly decided she wanted to eat all the cookies immediately and stormed off to her room, declaring she didn't like me anymore.
Those of you who spend days alone with your preschoolers, what do you do to entertain them? I don't want to take any long excursions because she hates the car, but there must be something we can do to entertain ourselves all day. Maybe more recipes that are mommy/daughter friendly?