As a first time mom, I typically discover a lot of great baby tricks and fun activities pretty late in the game. But, hey, better late than never, right? This is one that my stepmom clued me in on- something that was right in front of my eyes; could have slapped me in the face, but it never even occurred to me.
A Pillow Fort!!
Not just any pillow fort, though. A pillow fort made from the biggest and most comfortable wrap around couch ever. We have 5 gigantic seat cushions and 6 fluffy back pillows to go with it. Pile all of that up on our 3x4 foot family room floor (maybe a slight exaggeration)... and you've got every square inch of the room covered in cushions!
If it looked pretty amazing to me, it must have looked absolutely incredible to him. You really couldn't even see the ground. I'm talking no worries, throw the baby without any hesitation, will definitely land on a big soft pillow, kind of fun.
We were both cracking up, and I'm pretty sure I burned as many calories as a 30 minutes work out on the elyptical machine. Niall even got a little gutsy and climbed onto the cushion-less couch and launched himself down into the fluffy abyss below- followed by an accidental somersault! He is quite the little Evil Knievel ;)
Does anyone have any other fun, goofing around the house games that I should know about? I ordered that "Toddler Busy Book" and it looks like it has some good stuff in it, but sometimes good old mom-to-mom advice is just as good :)