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Anyone help with ideas on how to keep DD entertained this arvo while I curl up and feel ill?

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Lioninthesun Tue 17-Sep-13 11:05:26

We currently have no heating and it is colder inside our Victorian house than outside. However, I am also now ill - sore throat, aching back and headache. Not sure if this is partly due to having to push DD and buggy across a large recently ploughed field yesterday, but probably didn't help!
Anyway, plumber is late and will be taking over the kitchen to install working boiler. Kitchen is usually where we do messy play as has easy clean flooring and big table. Ideally I'd sit her down with many pots of glitter/eyes/buttons/playdough, etc and let her go mad. Obv can't do it with him in there with melding and other tools lying about so I need to plan. She will be home in under an hour.... HELP!

Bonsoir Tue 17-Sep-13 11:06:44


Lioninthesun Tue 17-Sep-13 11:10:56

I guess it will have to be! I really wan to curl up in bed with her but he may want to ask Q's so will have to remain dressed and vaguely alert! Cbeebies it is for my afternoon then! Feels silly not doing something while it isn't raining, but I really don't think I can manage walking too far.

lostdad Tue 17-Sep-13 11:20:11

Get her dad to step up to the plate?

Cluelessat30 Tue 17-Sep-13 11:22:45

Get out all your shiny shoes and costume jewellery, let her go nuts!

Cluelessat30 Tue 17-Sep-13 11:25:03

Oh, and flour in a baking tray. She can make shapes using her fingers, shake it and start again. Mess should be mostly contained to the tray.

Lioninthesun Tue 17-Sep-13 11:33:15

Her dad hasn't seen her since she was 6mo (his choice), so not about to happen sadly lostdad
I am liking the shiny shoes and jewellery. Although this usually results in millions of beads in various rooms and cries of 'uh-oh, broken!'. I am also wary of flour on carpets and it screams hoovering will be up next... She has an aquadoodle though, so that and Cbeebies and some chocolate brioche is sounding appealing right now!

cestlavielife Tue 17-Sep-13 12:01:04

stick to clean fun cbebbies and aquadoodle.
nothing wrong with a day of cbeebies
let her rumage thru her books too

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