Seriously. Why buy toys?
Our girls would rather play with real things than toy things.
And since they love their mama so much and simply cannot stand to be further than five feet from her at any given moment, when I am cooking...they are in my cabinets.
The salad spinner alone is a great entertainer. Jade loves to watch it go round and round. When that gets old, the bowl portion of it makes a great helmet.
As I was cooking the other night, I was thinking about how wasteful some of our toy purchases have been. They'd simply rather be playing with my Tupperware or pots and pans. Lily had for some unknown reason left the 5 foot safety net, and Jade was quietly entertaining herself alone. I only mention this because surely Jade would have been tattled on before making this mess had she been in big sis' sight.
Lily must have smelled trouble and rather than tattling decided to join the fun.
Jerry was running late from work and I was in the middle of preparing a new fish recipe that required my attention. The mess had already been made so I decided to let their play continue.
For some reason our girls often like to play "puppy". Lily instigates this by crawling around on the floor with Jade and making barking sounds. She will bark a few times and then tell me in English what she has just said in puppy speak. I think their father has put them up to this in hopes that I'll find it annoying and give in to getting a real dog.
I decided to end the fun when I saw the littlest puppy doing this.
Surely CPS won't fault me for taking a picture first.
So this is why we DO buy toys. In order to try to avoid these messes.
I'm thinking instead of more toys, maybe we just need to invest in some cabinet locks.
Honey, put that on your holiday to-do list. And no, I'm not annoyed enough to get a puppy.
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