The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
Instead we use toys like buckets, tupperwear, handpuppets, solid plastic toys that float (without holes to soak in water and grow mold)
These toys are all easy to wash up and keep from getting nasty!
Dd loves them!
I got some stacking buckets from Tupperwear and several of them have holes in the bottom, which she loves filling them up and dumping them on her head, hands, whatever!
Other toys she loves to play with, kitchen mixing spoon, cups (esp trying to catch water when I pour it), wash cloth, little plastic frying pan.
I throw the soft toys in the wash every week, the plastic ones in the dishwaher.
One of my neighbors left the bathroom door open and lid up (duh!) and I caught my little one stuffing her fluffy lamb in it I'm just glad that's all that went in!
Been quietly hanging around here for over 10 years.
Just your typical non-theistic, liberal, blended family.
Thank you, Mothering, for the past twelve years of support and community. I look forward to many more.