Revolving Door of Toys

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.

My Little Red Wagon

Thanks to some beautiful 60 degree days in January this year I got to try out my biggest Christmas present – a Radio Flyer Wagon!  I didn’t get the Radio Flyer Wagon that Mom and Dad remember from when they were little; no, no, no I got the deluxe addition (Thanks Great Grandma and Grandpa).  My wagon has seat backs and cup holders just to name a few of its amenities.  Anyway, Grandpa and Mom took me on a walk after putting it together.  I thought I was going to have to wait forever but Grandpa had it built in 10 minutes!

My ride is super smooth and my seat is very comfortable.  In fact, I made Mommy let me eat snack in the wagon when we got home from our walk because I wasn’t ready to leave my throne.  Mommy and Daddy think my wagon is awesome too because it is super easy to steer, thanks to independent front wheels.  Grandpa likes that the handle is longer now than it was when Mommy was little because that means he doesn’t have to bend over to reach it.  This present is a winner – everyone loves it!  You should get one then maybe when we are older we can have wagon races.

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Winter has finally set in here in Ohio.  The other day there was this white stuff falling from the sky and Mommy insisted that I should watch it out the window.  It was fascinating for about 15 seconds and then I got bored.  After all, it just keeps coming.  Anyways, a little while later Mommy and I bundled up to go and get the mail like we do every day, but this time the white stuff had built up on the mailbox – I just had to reach out and touch it.  That stuff is cold.  Mommy called it snow and then told me it is wet and cold – silly Mommy I already knew that I had my hand in it.  Since I seemed to like the snow, Mommy took me inside and put me in these fluffy pants and put my coat and hat back on; then, she made me go and play in it more.  It didn’t take too long for me to get cold and want to go back inside.  So why I’m writing this post?  I want to make a list for all of you babies so you don’t have to freeze to have fun in the winter.  Here are some other places to take your Mommies and Daddies:

  • Shopping Mall or Department Store: We usually don’t buy anything but I get a kick out of watching all of the other people and running around in the big open space.  Mommy often takes me into a lot of different shops so I can see different kinds of things.
  • Restaurants: Our favorite restaurants are the ones that are more like little coffee shops because I can run around a little bit and no one thinks I’m strange.  It is also cool to go to these places because I get to eat a bit of bagel or some muffin.
  • Aquarium or Pet Store: These are some of my favorite places.  I really like the aquarium best because I get to spend a lot of time looking at the different fish and I can walk around by myself with Mommy close by; but, in a pinch the pet store works too.  Either way, there are lots of cool things to look at inside.
  • Grocery Shopping: As simple as it is I love to look at all the stuff in the grocery store.  I get extra excited when Mommy lets me carry the bag of tortilla chips!
  • Museums: I don’t really understand everything in these places but I like to walk around and Mommy and Daddy like to look at all of the old stuff.
  • Children’s Art Studios: My Aunt B owns one of these places so I may be prejudice. Even though I’m not one yet, I can still create some cool stuff.  We go to open studio and drive cars through paint or squish the homemade playdoh.  There are often other kids my age there too!

No matter where you choose to go or what you choose to do, I recommend keeping your Mommy and Daddy inside and out of the fluffy pants as much as you can.  Honestly though, the white cold stuff that fell from the sky isn’t all bad but I only want to experience it in small doses.

    Mossi Toddler 1 – Pc. Snowsuit

Phone a Friend

Your Mom and Dad are still learning – let’s face it they are new to this thing too.  So, they may want/need to call someone to vent, talk, or ask a question.  Don’t worry when they talk about you or your poop; they are doing it for your own good and their peace of mind.  Sometimes they will want to talk with people who have kids too so that they can talk to someone who has been there, done that, or is still doing it.  My Mom and Dad tell me no question is too silly to ask.

Secret Code

Now, I’m sure that you remember the secret code of baby language; however, it is more important now than ever that you use it.  Your Mom and Dad will figure the code out eventually – keep using it even if it takes them awhile.  Here is a quick reminder in case you forget one of our words.  

Neh – “I’m hungry.”
Eh – “Burp me.”
Owh – “I’m tired.”
Eiarh – “I have gas.”
Heh – “I’m uncomfortable.”

The Dunstan Baby Language videos below also have examples in case you need to hear them again.