Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pin-sanity Toddler Style

I feel like Pinterest is getting a bad rap lately because as moms we see all of these ideas, activities, crafts, styles, and the list goes on, and we can't do everything or have everything. I'm ok with not doing it all and not having it all, and I don't feel like less of a person because of it. Eleanor Roosevelt was right on in her statement that "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."  

My only qualm is that Pinterest can make this mom thing too easy sometimes. Yep, I said it. (but playfully of course!) 
I can find a recipe with ingredients I have on hand and never have to think up something myself. I can look for a crafty gift for a friend without having exhaust my own creative juices.  It gives me permission to look inside the "box" of my computer screen to find fun things to do with The Sheriff instead of using my imagination and think outside the box. 

 If anything, it makes me lazy! Ok, that might be a bit of a stretch.
I do appreciate Pinterest for all that I can make it do for me, and The Sheriff helped me to test out a few Pins lately, and I'd say we had some memory making fun. 

First up was balloon badminton which for us wasn't so much badminton as chasing around a balloon with a paper plate on a popsicle stick.

Did he like it? Yes. 
Was he ready to do the activity over again the next day? Not so much. I'm guessing this is one to break out on rainy days.

Our next activity involved outside and water, so what's not to love. I think we'll have a summer full of different variations of this! 

And Momma decided to leave Daddy a little message on his BBQ pit just to soften the blow of us playing with water all over it. Love you J! It needed cleaning anyway!
I don't know about you but I'll keep loving Pinterest all summer for its cool summer salad ideas (summer beverages for that matter too!), and fun things to do with W when it's just too hot to play outside or too pretty to stay inside!


D @ Naptime in Suburbia said...

These look like great activities! I have a confession though...I have a Pinterest account, and have all of two things pinned. I'm afraid that I'll get addicted!

Sarah @ It's a Vol said...

I agree with you on the recipes! I never have to think about being creative.

Brandy said...

I am so excited I found your blog! I'm a Texas native and my husband's family lives outside of Monroe, Louisiana--so I'm thinking we're kindred spirits! :) We're all about the cajun, tex-mex goodness of the south in my family! :) Ha! I'm your newest GFC follower btw, and would love it if you'd hop over to my blog and follow me too!

Sugar Mommy said...

I have an account and have pinned nothing. I keep saying when I have time to play, I will get started. Been a few months. Oops.

Erin said...

Love painting with water! Genius!

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

GREAT photos, girl! I'm new here and I LOVE the look and feel of your site so far! Off to check out some more posts. Have a wonderful week! xo

Natalie said...

I'm so bad about looking up toddler activities on Pinterest...guess I need to change that! :) These look like fun!

Anonymous said...

I don't have thousands of pins like some; I just forget about it for weeks. It's nice to look now and then but I think I've done like one or two things from there.

Anonymous said...

Ps I love your blog