My kid doesn’t have a whole bunch of toys. We have a few gifts from friends, a couple things we got her for Hanukkahristmas, and our collection of stuffed animals. You know what she likes to play with? Paper bags. Water bottles. Empty formula tubs. JCrew catalogs.
I have to watch her with the catalogs since she sliced her finger on a staple. Yeah freaking mom of the year right here. Whatever, she loved it.
I realize what a bad mother I am. I had the itch to really cook something instead of popping in a Lean Cuisine or making a sandwich, so I plunked her into her bouncer. Normally I would just let her play in the living room, but she kept crawling into the kitchen, pulling up on me and fussing. 5 minutes into a pan of meat sauce, I noticed it was too quiet and went to check her. Poor kid was totally crashed out!
I didn’t realize she was exhausted. No wonder she was fussing! To be fair, everything I read said this crawling stuff wouldn’t happen until she was 7-10 months old, and she’s only 5 & 1/2 months. I don’t even know what to do with her. I guess she needs more naps now? And I need to finish babyproofing ASAP.