Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rainy Days

Question:  Is there a way to call (like you do with your cordless phone) your TV remote when your infant child has made off with it?  I have no idea where it is.  NO IDEA.

It has been raining here.  Like, it's feeling kinda biblical already.  And since I still don't have my driver's license, there's a not a lot I can do to entertain the somewhat cabin feverish girl (okay, confession, I'm the one who's cabin feverish).

 On weekends, we do exciting things like go grocery shopping.  RockNoodle likes bananas.  Willow apparently really likes energy bars.

We go to art gallery openings, because when it's raining, we're actually cool and intellectual and don't want to just sit around reading magazines and watching Supernatural.

Apart from generally strolling about admiring the art, this gallery was particularly appealing to Willow--it had installations like this one, with motion sensors on the floor that made the "water" ripple, and little beach balls for her to toss around saying "balll-ball" over and over again.

And then there was this box castle.  A castle.  Made of boxes.  That you could crawl around in and draw on and go through trap doors and everything.

And when Dave is not here, and we're stuck within the confines of how far Willow can walk, what do we do?  
We splash in the puddles, of course. 

This has been a cellphone photo post, because who takes their camera when it's raining?


Diane said...

I laughed when I read your question about calling your TV remote. When my now 23 year old son was 2 years old, our TV remote went missing. We searched and searched but couldn't find the remote, and just assumed it had accidentally gotten thrown out. Two weeks later, while looking for a particular toy, I found the remote at the bottom of my son's toy chest.

kimberkit said...

You could buy a hook and attach your remote to a couch cushion. Amazon does sell remote wireless trackers for lost keys and remotes, but the reviews for those things run pretty mediocre -- batteries die, reception loses its honing ability after a few months, etc.