|Smooch reading on her pink blanket|
So far, we've had about as many days of success as not so much success. Sometimes, she does not seem to comprehend the concept of "stay still" and gets up repeatedly, even after I place her back on the blanket. But little by little, she seems to be getting it. Because we haven't had a lot of consecutive success yet, we are still working on 5-7 minutes, but I'm confident that she will figure it out soon! I really love this concept because it frees me up to take care of small tasks that are otherwise impossible with a toddler clinging to my legs, saying "dup, dup, dup" with her hands reaching for me to pick her up. Like chopping vegetables. Or loading the dishwasher. Or folding clothes. Things that require two hands and some degree of concentration.
But I suspect that real success depends on consistency, and our schedule has been less than consistent lately. So this week, I'm going to actually write up a detailed schedule and post it on the refrigerator. And do my best to stick with it. Because I want to see her succeed. And I think I need it as much as Smooch does.