We recently created Quiet Time at our house. Although there is still a lot of resistance from our son (NOOOOOOO! I don't want quiet time. I already had quiet time. Is it over yet?), it is during these periods of time alone that our son becomes absolutely creative. Although establishing a routine is the hardest part - the results make the training all worthwhile. Mama and Daddy have time for 'work' or me time and son learns how to be more self-sufficient. We all win. Wish we did it earlier!
I helped make the Star Wars puppets,
but he played by himself for an hour totally immersed in his own dialogue between characters.
We were studying The Scream by Edvard Munch and
he made different faces with playdough for a good hour.
And this was created on the first day we instilled Quiet Time.
Although adamant he didn't need it, he came up with a brilliant idea,
raced upstairs and when we found him an hour later,
he had created his own Star Wars costumed puppets.