So Hubby and I have pretty much vowed not to buy Peanut toys. Which hardly explains why the other day – pre-major snowstorm – I broke down and bought her this toy.
You see, Peanut has entered the I-throw-anything-and-everything-onto-the-ground-if-I-am-in-an-elevated-position stage. We have tried planting 3,4, sometimes even 5 toys onto her highchair tray in an effort to buy ourselves some time so that we can eat our dinner without doing what amounts to a mini-work-out.
So I saw this toy the other day – the Sassy Illumination Station. We were at Babies R Us, Peanut was fast asleep in her stroller, and I wandered down the toy aisle. I double-taked, maybe even triple-taked, and thought to myself “Does this toy have a suction cup on the bottom???! Ohhh yeah. I am so buying this!” A little “heh.heh.heh. I’d like to see her throw this!…” may have crossed my mind as well.
Fast forward to highchair time. I am in the kitchen getting a few things ready and I plant Peanut in her chair with her new shnazzy toy suctioned to the tray. I sneakily peek out of the corner of my eye to see what I anticipate to be a “Voila!” moment…
and she is playing with her seat buckle.
Not a single glance at the toy. Didn’t even care. I came over to spin it around for her and show her how it works. Not interested. Let this be a lesson to you – never purchase a toy while your child is asleep. That said, I think Peanut is coming around to the toy now. She is showing more interest in it. I think. I hope. I am convincing myself.