During homeschool time with the girls yesterday, I pulled out some dried beans, scoops and bowls and let Silas practice scooping and pouring. He loved it! In fact, despite his usual short attention span, this kept him occupied for almost 20 minutes.
If you try this at your house, I’d recommend laying down a sheet or else watching your child closely as this could result in a big mess in a hurry!
By the way, THANK YOU for all of your suggestions for Silas’ cough. He’s struggled with what we believe is asthma off and on for the past six months and it’s been a new and scary experience for us — especially since he’s so young. (The doctors have yet to give us a for-sure diagnosis as asthma is hard to diagnose in young children, but they are pretty sure that’s what it is based upon his symptoms. Poor Silas has become good friends with his nebulizer at an early age. :().
Last week was an especially bad week for him and Jesse and I were up with him many times in the night for five nights in a row. He was also very clingy during the day and didn’t want to be put down — even refusing to take naps anywhere but my lap.
He’s usually such a happy little guy, so to see him so miserable just broke my heart. By the end of the week, though, I was exhausted and worn down (and realizing that I’ve forgotten how tiring it is to be up with a baby in the night!) so your comments and suggestions meant so much to me.
I have no idea if it’s the reason or not, but we put Vick’s Vapor Rub and socks on him during the night (at the recommendation of many of you) and he’s slept through the night the past two nights!! To say we were thrilled is an understatement. 🙂
Thank you all so very much for how you continually bless me through your comments, emails and kind care for me and my family. I truly believe I have the best readers in the whole world!