Allgirls---The car thing sort of rubs me the wrong way for the same reasons you described. My thought is that passive toys usually have a short life span, because they're not very interesting or challenging, so this toy would have a shorter life span than, say, a pedal car. I think a couple of pedal cars might be better, they'd last longer, get used more, require effort (not passive), and they're still a guy thing. They would not require all the overhead of charging, fixing, etc. If they got rained on they'd still work! I think those motorized cars are yucky. My son would sell his soul for one, but I'm like, NO way. Plus, I really question their safety.
Japan, wow, that's awesome Kidspiration. I'm jealous too!! We're thinking of spending some time in Santa Barbara this summer, it's closer than Japan! Please post pictures if you like to do that sort of thing. It's awesome you're a strong woman and will travel alone with your baby. You'd be surprised how many women I've met here who say they'd never go anywhere without a man to protect them! :Puke. Have a wonderful trip and cram in some serious fun!!
Allgirls--Crawling, cool! That's a blast. OUCH!! Hillary just bit me again. SHe has a razor-sharp tooth on the bottom, and since her mouth is bothering her with other teeth coming in, she'll frequently bite the nipple. Yesterday she almost drew blood. OUCH! She's also crawling, and it's so adorable.
Eclipse---Let us know how the EC works out. Maybe that's something we can do around here. I'm sick of washing diapers sometimes. Today I'm expecting a huge blowout, because Hillary hasn't pooped in two days. I know it's all in there waiting for her to be in her car seat and me driving on a jammed freeway.....sorry TMI, but that's my life!! God, it really does get easier in some ways when they're older, doesn't it?
Bailey---Hmmmm, your DH goes through the bags, huh? That's worse than annoying, it's almost pathological! Of course, some people would accuse me of being pathological in my need to throw away stuff. Well, just toss stuff when he isn't home and take the bags to a dumpster or the dump or even make arrangements with a helpful girlfriend to let you toss stuff in THEIR trash cans one week. In other words, trade trash with her for a week! There's no lengths I wouldn't go to to get rid of clutter. Be creative. Or throw a bunch or stinky kitchen trash (or worse
) into the top of the trash can; this will deter even the most determined scrounger. Or burn it! You got a woodstove? I generally do the tossing when no one is home. If you're careful, no one notices their stuff is missing and won't think to check the trash. You could also HIDE the trash bags outside somewhere or someplace where DH never goes (laundry room?
), and then on trash day, sneak out and toss 'em quick when you see the truck coming! or just wait til he's outta town for a couple of days and then go on a binge of the house! Heck, there's tons of creative ideas! PM me for more!
Well, have a wonderful day everyone. Gotta go feed the troops and get them to their park day. Laid out my finished quilt blocks this morning---OMG this quilt is gonna be stunning. It's my first real, bed-sized quilt. MMMmmmmmm. I can't believe I'm making a real quilt. I want to like enter it in a show or something!