toddler busy bags

The Mother of All Busy Bags – Entertaining a 16-Month-Old

Disclaimer: this post doesn’t talk about running. Weird, right?!

Our awesome childcare provider is going to be out of town for a week while her family visits Boston to see her dad run the Boston Marathon (hey—that’s running!), which is totally badass, but that meant we’d have to cover some afternoon daycare for my 16-month-old son. Being the kind of person who needs a reason to plan trips and use up vacation days, I went, “Woo! Vacation time!” and decided Wally and I would peace out for a couple days and take the train to Chicago to see some friends. Continue reading