A hotel room can be a pretty boring place for a toddler. Unless, of course, she is willing to use her endless imagination to come up with some fun of her own. How, you might ask?
Since the mini-fridge is just her size, she could spend a great deal of time swiping the insurance card she fished from Daddy’s wallet between the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
Or, she could hang out at the mirror for a while…jumping up and down while watching her reflection do the same, making faces at herself (She gets that from me!), and smiling innocently each time we call out, “Stop licking that mirror!”
Of course, she would probably start to miss the swiping fun after a while, but this time she could mix things up by using Daddy’s driver’s license in the closed bathroom door.
And once she makes it into the bathroom, she could certainly wile away some time playing hide-and-seek with no one in particular…until her mom just happens to walk by and notice that the shower curtain has grown piggy toes.
Of course, sooner or later her family will take a more active role in keeping her a happy hotel guest.
But I’m glad she can entertain herself and find ways to make herself smile. It’s one of the things that makes me smile.