I guess he didn’t get the memo about these things being cool on things like stairs…
Toys. Is there really a reason to ever buy real ones? I mean… from the Raaawrr (like a bear) game, to the “I Can’t Find Jonah… Here I am Mommy!” game (aka. I-haven’t-quite-grasped-the-hide-and-go-seek-concept yet-game), to the Wrap-him-up-like-a-burrito-and-pretend-I-ordered-a-quesadilla-instead game, sometimes I wonder if buying a child an elaborate toy is even necessary…. I mean, when a 3 year old has as much fun cramming as many stuffed animals into his pajamas as he can, for the mere opportunity to see himself with a lumpy tush, is investing in the hottest, and probably toxic toy, worth it? Well, fortunately for YOU, you can have the best of both worlds and not spend a dime…. ...Read More
I can remember being about 8 years-old and carefully coloring in between the lines on a plastic sheet… minutes later I would place this delicately crafted piece of plastic on a baking sheet, shove it in the oven and wonder: How, oh, how will this plastic Barbie shrink to the size of Tom Thumb??? SHRINKY DINKS. Do you remember them? They were incredible. Magical. And frighteningly unsafe and probably, TOXIC. They HAD to be toxic. Right??? With a 3 year old, I definitely try to do my best to provide foods (minus the occasional “Old” McDonald meal we indulge on every blue moon) that aren’t blatantly out to destroy organs. But to be honest, ...Read More
I must admit, I don’t even know what a Zhu Zhu is and I certainly can’t fathom sitting down to a game of Mattel’s Mental Mind Flex after a day like today. Granted, my son is only 2 1/2 and is easily entertained by removing every receipt and penny in my wallet and throwing it around the room, so the dire need for “the coolest” toy on the shelves isn’t quite as crucial as it is in some homes. However, when I read about the new Fisher Price “Tablet for Toddlers” that was debuted this past week at the nation’s largest Toy Fair in NYC, I realized I may ...Read More