The whole of last week had been incredibly hazy. On Wednesday, the PSI reached an unhealthy high 300s and we couldn’t head outdoors for our usual activities. In fact, the air quality was so poor that we stayed home for THREE consecutive days, a huge deal if you’ve ever spend an entire day with a high energy, short attention span and super mobile toddler before. Just how do you keep them meaningfully occupied for 72 hours without going stir crazy yourself?
We indulged in his all time favourite activity– PAINTING. We painted on the easel stand and inside the bathroom, and experimented with watercolour paint. My stash of craft supplies from Art Friend came in handy and we did really simple craft work like cutting and pasting colour vinyl tapes on pieces of paper. In between, he “helped” out with household chores. His ongoing unexplainable love for our vacuum cleaner also ensured hours of fun fiddling with its various buttons. Ah yes, unfortunately when it comes to combating cabin fever, the TV became an ally too.
So the kid may not be able to head outside but that didn’t stop the Dad from getting hold of 2 tickets for the movie Man of Steel. On Friday after we put him to bed at 8:30 in the evening, we masked up and sneaked out for a well earned respite.