These days it's all about mental stimulation - from story telling to rhyming, taking alphabet by storm, focusing on numbers and their purpose and generally investigating paths Nadia's imagination is shifting through. Hands stay not less occupied, literally every week new ideas turn to projects that turn to real objects that turn to garbage... eventually. No, not really. Most of them are stored away in boxes for trips down the memory lane in near future. Weekends or not we pack lightly and go out on child-friendly adventures. I don't stress over the small stuff - if it rains, it will stop even if there's never good news in soaking through so sometimes we stay dry for three hours and sometimes it rained every twelve minutes. Keep calm, you will feel normal again.
Also the kind of piece of clothing Nadia is more than sure about and talks about it in the most delightful way is... a bra. I mean, four and a half year old will easily remind her mama when the right time comes. And if she decided to need one, certain purchase was in order. If you own more than you can wear, you reach for the basics. It’s not even the right size! But it works and it kind of stays on forever and life’s pretty awesome again.