Every few weeks Mommy decides that I need to go toy shopping! This idea terrifies Daddy since he is the only one that gets a paycheck (Mommy works at home for free taking care of me – I’ll talk more about how to hire your own free stay at home Mommy some other time). Thankfully my Mommy isn’t so silly that she goes and spends money when we go toy shopping. No, she doesn’t steal stuff – my Mommy is more creative than that. Instead, she sets up a toy store in our living room or in my bedroom. Then I walk around and decide what toys I’m going to “buy.” After I have made my selection, I pay for the new toys by putting some of my old toys in the closet. I don’t lose these toys forever though because they are then part of the next store. This works well because sometimes I realize that Mommy and I choose the wrong toy to use as payment for my new ones. I love how I don’t get too bored with my playroom since the stuff in there is always changing. Well, at least some of the stuff is – I have never ever put away my Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set or my Alphabet Floor Puzzle or for that matter most of my Fisher-price Lil’ Zoomers but these are my favorites and giving them up might cause some permanent damage. Our little toy store works great for us and for several of my friends that have tried it (Mommy likes to tell other Mommies about how smart she is) and I figure if I work with Mommy and Daddy now to save money then maybe just maybe they will let me spend some of that savings when I really want something like my first car.
Summer is here! Not that our weather is any hotter than it has been for the last several weeks, but Mommy and Daddy keep saying that this year is weird. Unfortunately, I don’t remember much of last summer since I was so little so I’ll have to take their word for it. Anyway, I have found an awesome ways to stay cool since our crazy Ohio weather has been in the 90s for a couple of weeks now. My solution to beat the heat? My water table – I know that the package says for ages two and up but what do those people know anyway. I, on the other hand, know it is fun! Mommy keeps an extra close eye on me as a splash, pour, and squirt my way to keeping cool. I have a Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark. It is the best! It has so much to do and I love the little squirting balls that I can send down the shoot or put on the ferris wheel. Mommy did add a couple of extra toys (an extra cup and a couple of foam paint brushes) but that is just because I like to use the materials to “paint” on the driveway too. The table is the perfect height for me at 15 months and even my older friends love it. In fact, one of my friends is five and he and I could play for hours if we didn’t have to go inside for lunch or nap. One problem Mommy had with my water table is that dirt gets in it at night and sometimes the birds think it is a bird bath. I don’t mind sharing with the birds and bugs but Mommy doesn’t like it. She solved this problem when she bought a Round Central Air Conditioner Cover. It fits perfect over my table. Now I can go and splash away without Mommy worrying about bird germs.