Oh why can't I learn??????
After teaching kindergarten and arguing over and over that children can not sit for extended periods of time, you'd think that I'd know this about my own child who is only 15 months not 5 years old! When I taught I was always fighting over going out to recess, allowing my children to have choice (playtime) in the classroom, as well as the fact that my schedule was a mix of sitting and movement activities. As a teacher, I knew that children needed to get up and move around and was willing to argue with anyone who disagreed with me!
Now, for the most part I do totally understand this with Blake. I have on occasion refused to go and do things with him because I knew he would be expected to stay still for farrrr too long. But, then I do things like yesterday!
Yesterday we decided to meet up with my parents and go to Babies R Us. We needed more handle locks and wanted to look at double strollers, monitors, another crib mattress and more. So we waited until after Blake's afternoon nap (which wasn't a good nap to begin with) gave him his snack and then loaded him into the car.
When Blake is in a store, if the carriage is moving he is fine, if you stop he thinks it is time to get out. But, if you take him out forget getting him back in. We did take him out to see how he fit and liked the new strollers we were looking at. Then, my parents walked around with him for a bit so Richard and I could play with the strollers to see which one functioned the way we wanted.
Well... by the time we were done shopping, Blake was more than done shopping!
Oh, but then I say... lets go to dinner. Now we went to a buffet salad place (which we have taken Blake to before). But.... that was not a great experience. First it was on the early side so I'm not sure he was really hungry. Second he did NOT want to sit anymore.
Oh well, everyone got a bit of exercise with their dinner, and I got a reminder that Blake only sits for one activity and then he wants to RUN!!