As a single teen dad the main thing I struggle with is finding things to do with Lucas. I had three little siblings but they died early on from diseases that made them almost impossible to play with. I used to babysit my friend’s brother but he was 5 years old and was more involved with his toys.
I just don’t know what to do with Lucas. He’s getting bored of going to the park everyday, hanging out at the beach, and playing in forts I build for him. I can’t think of things to do that can intrigue him enough to actually sit down and wonder what it does or how to do it, etc. He loves the things he does at physical therapy but I can’t provide him with the spider cage and balancing things and everything else that PT has to offer.
I would love to find things that can help his development as he is testing at a 23-24 month level and is almost 2 and a half. I just don’t have the creativity of a mom who can think of anything and the kid is just drawn to it. I’m more of the- ‘here’s cartoon network, have fun watching it’ type of guy but I only allow 2 hours of TV or movie time in the morning when I’m making breakfast and taking a shower. We have tried alone time in his room or the playroom/guest room but he likes it when I’m in the room with him which defeats the general purpose of alone time.
I have been on pinterest, babycenter, google, bing, and all of the not mentioned and tried everything. I don’t want to buy him new toys but sometimes that’s all I can think of doing.
Can anyone suggest or comment on how they keep their 2 year old busy and boredom-free?