Friday, June 25, 2010


The invasion of stuff can happen so quickly with all the baby paraphernalia you "have" to have.
Bouncer seat, swing, pack-n-play, johnny-jumper, activity mat, exersaucer, bumbo, toys...
It's a never ending list.

But, it has been a goal of mine to keep our house from looking like Pee-Wee's playhouse.

Need a visual?
Here you go:
To do so, we have tried to keep the amount of stuff to a minimum.
I also try to keep Alice's stuff in her room...only bringing out whatever it is she's using and then returning it to her room when finished.
I know this will get harder to do as she gets older.

Moving on...
Alice does not have a fancy play mat.
But, when we were in TN my sister brought one over for her to borrow.

I thought I'd stick her in to see what she did.
She cried.
I thought to myself, "Yessss!! She doesn't like it! Good. One less thing she'll want."

Then, she kicked the hanging bug thing.
And it played music.
Well, crap.
Now I see how parents end up with all that stuff.
It makes your kid happy, which in return, makes you happy.

Maybe Pee-Wee's playhouse isn't so bad.
I mean, he DOES have a robot.
That's pretty cool!

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