Well Nellie got home from church today and decided to be in a bad mood. I'm not sure if it was because her nap was cut short or what. But she was a booger trying to eat lunch. After lunch she was just crying and screaming for no apparent reason. So I decided she needed a pick-me-up. I took her outside and let her play with water. I filled up a bowl and platter and her her have at it. Then I turned on the hose to let her play with that. She loved it! Except when she accidently sprayed herself in the face!
I have been feeling really convicted lately about not doing more structured activities with her. I have been reading toddler wise and it suggests doing fun things with them instead of just letting them roam around going from toy to toy to toy. (Which is what I usually let her do). Although there is a time for that, there also needs to be a time for Nellie to learn to focus on one thing for an extended period of time. When I let her do whatever she wants to do for too long she ends up in all kinds of mischief!
So we ended up having a lot of fun despite her mood. After the water I let her play on the trampoline for awhile, which she loves! And now she is quietly sleeping! yay for wearing her out!