We had a nice day today. We started with Circle Time, which the Snapper just LOVED, then had a snack and free play. He chose to color the majority of the time. Then we had our “music lesson,” which consisted of banging on all the pots, pans, and lids in the kitchen to Bob Marley. It was so much fun! He helped me make lunch (peanut butter on celery; we also had roasted veggies) and afterward we had reading time and I nursed him down to sleep. After nap we had a snack and then did the Hokey Pokey. More free play, during which he requested music again and got the pots and pans back out.
He even asked to have Circle Time twice more, once before his nap and once in the afternoon. We did little songs and poems or read a story. It cracks me up how much he loves sitting on a small rug with his hands in his lap. I think it’s the combination of attention and structure, as well as familiarity (as they do Circle Time at his daycare).
I had fun and the day went a little faster. I got all my chores done, and aside from morning and evening tantrums unrelated to our schedule, the Snapper was reasonably well-behaved.
I hope Wednesday goes as well. I bought some new art supplies for art day, so it should be fun.