Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mama Loves: Tennis Courts

Welcome to another week of Mama Loves! So glad that you've stopped by!

Mama Loves is a linky party where mamas can share anything that has made your life easier as a mama.

Maybe you've found:
  • a toy or book that captivates your child(ren)
  • gear you just can't live without
  • a recipe your choosy toddler gobbles down
  • a parenting book that you've found perspective changing
  • an activity that wears your kid(s) out (these lead to good naps, which we all love)
  • an outfit that flatters your post-baby body and makes you feel fabulous
  • or anything else you're loving--creativity welcome!
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What are some favorite toys around your house? You guys have already shared so many great ideas!

We've been sick around here this week. The girls have been battling the croup. I'm so thankful to report that with a call to our pediatrician, we've been able to treat it at home. No ER visits!

So, a word on snot.

That stuff is like glue. I really think the glue manufacturers should look into it as some sort of natural glue alternative or something. Snot certainly has some staying power.

But, it is no match for Boogie Wipes!

Crusty, snotty noses need Boogie Wipes. The saline dissolves all the glue-like snot gently. My girls actually like having their noses wiped with these.

Gentle Saline Wipes, Fresh Scent


So, I don't know about you, but at this stage in the game, I can't take the girls to parks with playgrounds by myself. In fact, the very thought of it makes me start to sweat.

My girls, in a matter of two seconds, can masterfully manage to divide to the far most opposite ends of the playground, and climb their way into some sort of precarious, dangerous situation.

One day, in desperation--Brad was out of town, the girls really wanted to run around outside, it was a lovely day, so I wanted to be outside too--I took my girls to the playground, only we didn't go to the playground. We went to the tennis courts adjacent to the playground.

The courts are fenced in, so I shut and latched the gates giving my girls a great big cage open area to run around and play, free of the perilous high places.

The first time I just brought sidewalk chalk (I'm sorry if this offends any serious tennis players out there). Since then, we've brought balls and other toys for the girls to play with in the tennis courts.

We've even had a few playdates at the tennis courts.

Can't wait to see what you're loving this week!

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Mary Cavalier said...

Julia - I was curious with your title so just had to read even though I am far past the toddler stage. What a great idea! I will keep this in mind for when nieces and nephews (great-nieces and great-nephews) and eventually grandkids come to visit. What an ideal area for the kids to safely run and play and use their imagination!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

The tennis courts are a brilliant idea!!! I had really hoped to be brave (?) enough to take my girlies to the park by myself this summer...but we're just not there yet. Our girls have different likes and abilities, and it sometimes feels like a handful at the park when both Hubby and I are there!

And I will invest in some Boogie Wipes for sure. Despite the bubbles I've already constructed around the girls, I'm guessing we'll probably need them at some point this fall / winter. :)

Hope everyone is feeling better soon!!!

B. said...

Brilliant idea!! I am definitely going to be trying out the tennis courts.

championm2000 said...

I love the tennis court idea! I tried to just play in the yard at my parents' house today with the babies, and they were everywhere--in opposite directions. Scared me to death! It's definitely not a job for one person.

I confess my love of Boogie wipes, too! We have also been fighting croup. Boo for croup. Yay for Boogie Wipes!

Once Upon A Time said...

The tennis court is falling into my why-didn't-I-think-of-that category. I will definitely have to try that soon!