Logan is starting to feel better. So I took the tv away again. I know, mean mom. lol... it will take a few days for him to readjust, but I have a plan. Outside I set up play areas (yes, even in the rain) for him to be out there and be active. He hasn't been able to be outside since we moved here because he can now open both gates... and that just isn't safe. I miss it, and I can tell so does he. So I locked them yesterday with padlocks and set up a 'pounding station' at the edge of the yard. I have plans for a few more areas (like a digging area, a building area, and perhaps a tiny swing set) in the works for Spring, but this one was plenty for an hours worth of good, outdoor, tv free fun.
I added one of the hard hats from his birthday (I got the nicer ones, which are awesome... he uses them all the time!) and he was all set. He walked out there, saw his little hammer, and went to town. All on his own. Of course, I had to go and grab the camera.
The Man was concerned with smashed fingers at first, but honestly, with a tiny hammer, and huge nails (that I start in the log for him) if it happens at all, it will not be serious and will quickly be self correcting.
I just love simple toys.