Ali and I went to Barnes and Noble today so that she could enter into Ali-Heaven for a few precious moments:
(I’m starting to think we should get her a train table rather than a play kitchen for Christmas. So much for reinforcing gender stereotypes.)
Anyway, they of course have tons of toys for sale around the playset. Especially the learning toys that appeal to bored-out-of-their-mind-Mommies-because-their-child-goes-into-complete-other-world-when-playing (unless Mommy happens to talk on the phone or use the computer, at which time they are completely incapable of playing without Mommy’s help).
Back from the second rabbit trail. So one of the popular learning-toy brands out there right now is Melissa and Doug. They have some really cute, and useful stuff.
sneak downstairs after mommy and daddy fall asleep, slide a chair up to the door, and use those new unlatching skills to go outside and play?
Because that would really save me a lot of time.
Also – don’t forget to make the sequel puzzle – how to undo all childproofing gadgets! Especially the plug covers!!!