for the 2 year old that has everything:
October 5, 2009
not my kid, by the way, he has nothing compared to what’s in the homes of other kids that we know. We don’t have a large house and we’re pretty selective about the things we get for him, like every parent, I’m sure. These went to my friend’s little girl who just celebrated her birthday.
I’m working on a world of felt playfood for our boy, but in the meantime, we’ve taken pride in the fact that the toys don’t escape their usual designated play area and that our living room has not turned into kiddieland.
We recently had a new neighbor come visit for an evening get together and I’ll never forget his words: “You have a child living here?!” Must have been the highchair that gave it away. Like I said, not a big house. But we have books, books, books coming out of every crevasse sometimes including the baby’s. He’d wear book diapers, if he could.
And although my boy would love every newfangled pull/push/riding/climbing wooden must-have by every modern toy designer, my bank account wouldn’t. I’m pretty sure he likes eating more than toys anyway.
And besides, the Swiffer seems to be more entertaining to him than anything else. And if I’m lucky, he actually gets some of those dust bunnies in the corner while he’s at it!