The age where I really don't know what to do with her to keep her happy and engaged and learning. The age where I feel like I might go a bit stir crazy by the end of the day.
She doesn't just sit around anymore. She's not at the stage where you can just put her on the floor with a few toys and it's all so new and exciting, so she'll entertain herself for hours.
But she's also not old enough to do crafts or paint or play at the park. So I'm kind of at a loss as to what I can do with her these days.
We go to Kindermusik once a week (but it is EXPENSIVE! Like, almost prohibitively expensive). She's going to start swimming lessons with Daddy soon. I try to get out to playgroups or the early years centres so she'll be around other babies. But most of the time, she walks around the house, playing with toys, getting into cupboards... that sort of thing.
I'm starting to think she needs more engaging things to do. She needs to learn things, doesn't she?
At the same time, I don't want to do things by myself all the time. (Like, go for walks with her). I find it gets boring. I need a little interaction so I don't start outwardly expressing my inner monologue wherever I go.
Mind you, right now - I'd just settle for something other than hanging around the house.
So. What do you/did you do with your kids when they were this age? How did you keep them - and yourself - happy?