We had a dreary, rainy day today. Not so bad on its own, but I woke up with a nasty cold and was not in the mood for anything. After a few hours of laying on the floor and reading books here and there, Olive was starting to
get on my last nerve get very rambunctious. Since we couldn't go outside, I made a little bounce house in my living room. I moved the coffee tables out of the room, grabbed my daughter's crib mattress, threw it on the floor, and lined it with pillows. Then I resumed my position on the floor - wrapped in a blanket and sipping tea - and let her go at it.
...and go at it she did!
At some point, she decided that the mattress should be flipped over. She looks like she's in pain, but she's really just being dramatic. Don't worry, I wouldn't let her give herself a hernia. :)
I swear, sometimes I think she's secretly practicing to enter the World's Strongest Baby Competition. She'll walk over with something she clearly should not be carrying while saying, "Heavy! Heavy!".
I definitely give this "indoor excess energy activity" 5 Stars! The best activities are: simple, free, open-ended, and use things you already have on hand. Mattress jumping definitely fits all those categories!
I hope you all have a fun weekend and maybe let your little monkey jump on the bed!