Ever the slave to Pinterest, I found an activity for toddlers in which they thread pipe cleaners through the holes in a colander. I thought James might like that, because he enjoys sewing, as you can see:
In that case I came back from using the phone to find he’d picked up the cardboard plug cover from the Christmas tree lights and a piece of string to do some sewing.
So today I passed him the colander and a packet of pipe cleaners and sat back to see if he’d thread them or do something else entirely.
James thread a few through the holes, then held one up to my face, “your glasses, mammy”. Then he shoved that one down my top.
I offered to make him some glasses. Yes please!
He wore those glasses for a while, then pushed them on his head, like sunglasses. He is also sporting a striped scarf.
Then Rob sat James on his lap with the colander, and James has been singing Christmas songs while he busily threads the pipe cleaners through the colander holes.