On to more important stuff...PLAYTIME!
I was sooooo tired the other day and I was struggling to think of an activity for Eden which required minimal set-up but which would absorb her for a while (and give me a rest!). My solution was to set up a junk modelling city for and with her.
I made up some 'roads' on a rug using masking tape (easy peasy to remove), and we put boxes and containers all over the place to act as various buildings. Add some dolls and cars and voila! You have a city!
Rest or no rest, I enjoyed listening to the stories she came up with. So many of them mimicked things that she hears/sees often, like when the fairies had to go to playgroup or when the cars drove to 'Ma and Pa's house' (her grandparents). It's true what they say, children are sponges - they absorb everything!
The only downside to this activity is that you need a LOT of boxes to make it work. I have a big nappy box which I keep old boxes, etc in, and we used it all. And we needed more! Next time I think I'll raid my kitchen cupboards for containers, plastic cups, empty canisters, etc, and see what she comes up with.