I hope my child looks back on today, and remembers a Mum who had time to play
There will be years for cleaning and cooking, but children grow up when we are not looking
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, cause babies grow fast, much to our sorrow
So settle down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I'm cuddling my baby, and babies don't keep
(Song for a Fifth Child)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Tail of Toys

Dear Toys R' Us,
Please come retrieve aisles 4-17 from my home.
Sincerely,  Mama Bug

Everyone has their must-have-couldn't-survive-oh-my-goodness-my-life-would-end-if-it-breaks baby entertaining item.  Swings, bouncers, jumperoos, blocks, books, gym mats, foam mats...

My nightly routine consists of condensing the piles of colorful plastic and foam so if I had to make a sudden escape in the middle of the night, I don't trip and crack my head open on the way to the door. And while each of these billion dollar must-haves have had their run, none of them have distracted June Bug from what he really wants...

All these proclamations of "you must buy this" and "you must have that" are a giant cover. I want to scream "SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!" I'll admit what no one else wants to:  Those dangly bells and whistles of my jumperoo are only there to distract the average observer from what June Bug really drools on: my iPhone, iPod, the cat's tail and Tupperware.

We have cycled through a gazillion toys that June Bug loves for a fleeting minute. But the steadfast devotion to cell phones and kitty tails have long outlasted any Toys R' Us wonder-of-the-week.

Dear Steve Jobs:
Drool Protection, just a friendly suggestion.
Sincerely, Mama Bug

Snack Break
Sleep sack be damned...Kitty ahead
Tag!! You're it!

1 comment:

  1. I understand your pain - times 2! Ben ignores his toys to play with Drew's and Drew only wants the remote or telephone. Don and I would just like to know what color our carpet is - we can no longer see due to the toys, books, and clothes all over our living room.