We were having one of those days.
I was running on fumes because Peanut had been up all night growing teeth and such.
He wanted to be held and carried all day long.
He currently weighs 22 lbs.
I cannot hold him all day long.
I had a stiff neck and was moving like a robot.
You know, where you have to turn your entire body to look at something.
That's hard to do when you have a little that is all over the place,
scooting and cruising furniture and trying to lick the bottom of whatever shoe he finds.
I just needed him to play for a while like he normally would.
I needed him to entertain himself for just a bit so I could regroup,
or eat, or change my clothes or pee forloveofGod.
One at a time I pulled out all of the toys that he normally loves.
Of course, he couldn't be bothered to look at any of them.
He pushed them away, moved them aside and pulled on me to pick him up.
So I looked around, grabbed some tupperware containers and filled them with
rice, beans and baby food lids.
Anything that would make some noise and look remotely interesting.
He was entertained for an unbelievable amount of time.
He loved it and I was reminded that we don't always need all the fancy toys.
I mean, I love them, don't get me wrong.
They teach and entertain and help him grow and learn....
but man, sometimes you've just got to keep things simple and new.