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I'm Suzy of Simply by Suzy, and I'm so happy you're here at my blog because I can't wait to serve you with lots of good stuff like a peek into all of my favorite photoshoots for clients, freebies and resources on motherhood, how to get more connected with your life, and how to take beautiful pictures of it.
It’s 11 at night and I’m sitting up typing this in my robe, inspired by my excitement that tomorrow I get to have the first full day alone with my daughter, Lenni. I haven’t time alone with her since before Rhea was born, so probably about 4 months! Lately has been challenging for lots of reasons… the surge in ‘things’ we have with a new person around, the clutter, the never ending laundry, the sleep deprivation… our car rides are now spent trying to ignore the fact that at least one kid is always crying (sometimes both)… but the thing is about those little people who annoy you to death and never let you sleep, so quickly do they become another person in the house that you actually love to spend time with. So I put Lenni to bed tonight and when we were laying in the dark together I asked her what she wanted to do tomorrow… “I want to go to the museum with all the kids there!”
And then what do you want to do?
“Ummmm I want to go to the mall and plaaayyy and plaaaayyy.”
And then do you want to get ice cream?
“Chocolate! With Sprinkles!”
I didn’t know she knew what sprinkles were! I smiled to myself in the dark as I thought about all the new things I would get to learn about her tomorrow. Kids start off as these dumb dumb babies who can barely tell that their limbs belong to them, so I don’t know about you but I often catch myself forgetting that my daughter really is a real person now with a life outside of me. Even at 3.5 years old!
So, with that being said, I felt inspired to sit down and write this list of ways to connect with your toddler because they are becoming really real little people who want to connect with you back.
(we live in Chicago and it’s February so a lot of these are indoor activities)
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