Our solutions are pretty simple. Landon is learning to sleep in a big boy twin bed, with big pillows on either side to help him not fall off.
We bought a tie chair in expectation that something like this would happen. Unfortunately, the chairs are a little low, so his little chin barely makes it over the top of the table. He still manages to feed himself some food, but I find he says he is “done” way sooner than in his high chair. And then he wants to eat the world once we get back to our room.
No bath is actually a good thing, since I was worried about him swallowing bad water during bath time. He doesn’t particularly enjoy showers, but there was this bucket left in the shower. I’m not sure what it is supposed to be used for, so if anyone can enlighten me, that would be great. What I use it for is shoving my toddler son in it to bathe him. Now he knows what to do at bath time, and gets his bucket, brings it over to the spout to get some water in it, and climbs right inside. We do this every night, because it is so sticky outside and Landon is filthy from being able to actually play outside.
|The bucket bath!|
Austin started working the night shift a few days ago. Shifts are 12 hours long either way, so even if he was on the day shift, he and Landon would not see very much of each other. It does make it difficult for me because it is in the 90s outside with high humidity, and Austin is sleeping in our room. There are a few other places with air conditioning, including the hotel lobby, but Landon likes to go outside and run up and down the ramps and look at the fish instead of staying in the nice cool lobby. The rest of the hotel is open air, so it is hot everywhere! We usually start the day with breakfast with Austin, followed by a long walk/run where I go exploring and pick up needed things from the store. We come back, play for a little bit, then have lunch. Nap time follows and then a little more exploring. Austin wakes up just in time to get ready to go to dinner, and then he’s off to work.
It may be surprising, but it is hard to have nothing to do! We eat meals in the cafeteria, our laundry is done by the hotel, and housekeepers clean our room everyday. I have none of my usual tasks to do during the day. I also am not working, which tended to break up the day nicely. I am in the process of making a schedule for myself (of things to teach Landon, etc) to help me focus my efforts a little better. Also, I am very excited for the General Conference of the LDS church this weekend. We will probably start watching it Sunday morning (the 1st session starts around 10:00 pm here on Saturday) and go through Monday. What a treat!
|A pretty bush I found while exploring-there are flowers inside of the flowers!|