Being a first time mom is exciting as well as exhausting. The ride is a rollercoaster for sure. As it’s first time parenting we get too much of confusions. We might even feel low at times. But planning helps us to survive this stage of life.
My 2 year old babyA loves to stay active and she knows how to handle me. Yes you read it right.As she shows interest in the stuffs I tend to add more activities towards her day. While creating stuffs for her I too enjoy playing with her. Al hamdulilah
Being a stay-at-home mom able to spend time with her more but it is exhaustive too.
We both talk more. Even if she understands or not I speak with her a lot. She responds too at times. also try to include her in things that I am doing around the house whenever possible. She loves being a helper at times she walks off when I am doing the chores🤣
These are the things which I have come up with a list which we do daily
1.We Read Read
We read a lot together. We don’t have a specific spot/specific time at all. We read when we get time. She loves to participate in story times happening in the library. As I don’t take her to the story times right now I am the only story teller for her and she enjoys the company right now al hamdulilah. While reading a book I slowly try to allow her to identify the letters out. She tries her best in identifying them maa shaa Allah. I really feel I should fix a schedule for reading so that she can get attracted towards the books more like she was during her infant stage. In shaa allah will come back to the routine soon in shaa allah
2. Walk around the neighbourhood
As babyA loves to walk we walk around the community for a good 1 hour or so. We stay near the railway track so when train passes by she waves hands to the engine as it’s only the goods train. She is in love with the train so in shaa allah have plans to take her in train sometime soon. Then we talk about the cars colour, count the cars if our mood is good. Then we admire the butterfly, flowers, squirrels etc. Then we walk to the lake where we can spot some ducks. Speak with the ducks feed them and then walk back home.
3. We play together
Being it either indoors or outdoors we play together. Current interest is wooden blocks and puzzles. So we play it with them. Outside we play like run,stop,turn around etc where she is able to analyze the terms more. Since its Fall right now it would be best time to play with the dry leaves. To get ideas on how to play in the Fall please do check my blogpost
4. We eat together
It is compulsory that we all three eat together in dinner. As hubby starts to work early so he cannot eat breakfast and lunch with us. So it would be babyA and I who takes the meal together all the three times in a day. While eating we either read a book or have a chat which leads to laughing to the core as babyA loves to laugh. Maa shaa allah
5. We sleep together
As my day is completely surrounded with my daughter I too sleep when my daughter hits the bed. I try to complete my cleaning before we hit bed so that after the story, we both get to sleep. Al hamdulilah this is how we spend time together daily. Before dinner around 2 hours is daddy’s time as he also needs to be in babyA’s memories.
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