Filed Under (Year One (Andrew)) by Kel on 01-09-2012

Andrew and I spend much of our time upstairs – either in the living room and kitchen or in one of the bedrooms. I love my office very much, and my computer very much, but the cats have taken to…um…not making it very safe for crawling babies down there, let’s say. (They aren’t vicious, but they do yucky stuff!) I cleaned up down there today and figured I would give it a go to see how Andrew liked the change of scenery, since already today he has made it into the kitchen to start playing with the cat food, get stuck under the kitchen table, and generally just disappear out of sight.

I’m not unprepared! We have an awesome set of fun kid stuff down in the office, which I have already gone through to ensure all those little big-boy things that aren’t safe for baby have been moved out of reach.

If that’s not enough, I brought a few bins of some of his toys from upstairs that we play with, so he has another “station” he can crawl over to and play with.

Getting a little obsessive, I brought down a few of our favorite touch and feel books and laid them out in a third “station” for him, and added Eric’s pillow pet for something soft and snuggly.

I set him down in the middle of all 3 of these fabulous places and turn around for 2 seconds to plug my camera in and download pictures to my computer. It gets quiet. I look over, and what has he decided to play with?

Yeah. I took him away from there, twice, and he crawled right back. The third time, he just laid down and screamed at me.

He’s now sitting on my lap with a toy, blowing raspberries at it, while all these awesome toys and stuff lay ignored behind us.

Why do I bother?




Nat on 1 September, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

LOL Had that happen to me way too many times. I don’t know why we bother, but yet we still do.

Tash on 2 September, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

Ditto! He’s a cutie, Kel!

Rebecca on 3 September, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

Yep, dealing with the same thing here. Mike’s mouse (especially the cord), the TV remote, and the phone are Rosie’s favorites, no matter how many “baby” toys I put in her range. Although most of Eli’s stuff is baby safe it also seems that it is the unsafe 3+ toys she prefers of his, too. I swear babies have a 6th sense when it comes to “good” things to play with: they all seem to go for the items you don’t want them into first.

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