With the kids going back to school, Bacon has been a bit sad at times. He misses them during the day, with only me to play with. He is dying to ride the bus with them, and frequently will pack his backpack when they are packing theirs. When they get home, he’s so excited to see them! He’s been talking so much more as well, and is able to carry on conversations now. I can’t believe how fast he’s growing up.
So during the day, I try to find things to entertain him. We’ve been coloring, playing with various stuffed animals, and of course trucks, cars and trains. He’s also been pretty good about taking naps as long as I lay down with him. This is a change from the summer, when he wasn’t napping at all. I’d thought he had given them up.
I think it helps that we make nap time special by allowing him to choose something to watch on my iPad when we lay down. You guys know he’s obsessed with all things Snoopy- we all can recite the entire Christmas special. Lately I’ve been pulling up Netflix Kids and letting him scroll through and choose.
He’d been choosing Thomas the Tank Engine, probably because we’ve been talking a lot about choo choo trains with Aaron’s new job. But I just don’t find the charm in that show, and have been trying to steer him to other shows. We’ve recently discovered a really cool Netflix original called Dinotrux.
Combining two things my boys absolutely adore- dinosaurs and construction vehicles, when I saw it was from DreamWorks, I knew it’d be good. Then we went to Denny’s and the kids menus were all about the show, and they were dying to start watching it. The past week, Bacon has been selecting an episode of Dinotrux and I am so thankful not to have to listen to Thomas or watch Snoopy again!