Baby OL is at home with the nanny during the day but I think she might be getting bored. I said initially I would keep her at home till she is at least 2 but now am beginning to wonder if that is too long.
My nanny is very good and does read to her, play with her and “teach” her stuff but I feel she maybe needs a bit more. One of the ladies I work with suggested that I get my mom to take Baby OL to Moms and Tots or something similar once a week. Which I am going to do but do you think that will be enough? (also to try and pin my mom down is a nightmare – for an old person she sure does get around – jokes mom). She loves travelling and is taking full advantage of retirement. I think every second week her and her boyfriend (can you call somebody in their 70’s a “boyfriend”?) are off gallivanting somewhere. This week they are trekking around the Wild Coast, the week before last they were in Plett.
I am also trying to find age appropriate activities for a 1 year old that I can teach my nanny how to do so that they have a bit more structure during the day. On the weekends I am trying to arrange play dates or group activities so that she has a bit of interaction with kids her own age. This weekend we are going to the beach.
If you have any suggestions for a 1 year old please send them my way – remembering that I have a problem with Baby OL and stuff going in her mouth. She will put anything and EVERYTHING in there. I saw some people sat their babies in big tubs of dried beans and stuff. That is not going to work for her. She will put all those kinds of things in her mouth.
Last week I cooked up a huge batch of spaghetti – ½ of which I gave her to play with and the other ½ I froze for her dinners. She loved getting her hands into the spaghetti. Mr OL was horrified he thought I had started feeding her off the floor.