Tuesday, May 23, 2006
fisher price central
both big daddy and I are not big on clutter.
in fact we are a bit obsessive about it.
our friends think we are organization freaks.
fine by us.
so when we had a baby (or more accurately when I had the baby) we vowed not to let it become fisher price central in the house.
I bought matching brown woven baskets and placed them strategically throughout the house for toys.
we kept the amount of toys we bought to a minimum and good children's books to a maximum.
we spent hours at masterminds on yonge st. trying to find great educational (yet aesthetically pleasing) toys for a one year old.
there are no playpens, or big plastic thingies everywhere.
even the highchair is plain white.
it's very calming.
for weekly doses of primary colours and plastic we take lulu to gymboree.
I really think kids can be overly stimulated by so much choice.
It probably sounds nuts. but so far it is working.
she has such a calm disposition.
my parents recently bought her a fairly large plastic car, and plastic wheelbarrow.
they had odd smirks on their faces when they handed them to me....
anyhow, she likes the stuff, but doesn't love it.
she's not big on noisy toys either.
yesterday she actually put her hands over her ears when the "wheels on the bus" song started playing on her electronic leapfrog bus. I swear the volume control does not go low enough.
anyhow, maybe we have rubbed off on her.
when she is sitting quietly looking a a book, or stacking her pastel coloured wooden blocks from Kolkid,
I couldn't be more proud.