Thursday, October 18, 2012

That Plastic Monkey With The Jingle Ball Inside It Looks Delicious!

We have a pretty happy Baby in our house, at least most of the time. One of the things we do to try and keep her happy is to sit her down somewhere in the middle of the floor, and then completely surround her with some of the billions of baby toys that we have accumulated over the years. This usually can keep her occupied for at least 30 seconds or so.

No, she actually can stay occupied with her pile of toys for at least several minutes, and some times even up to a half an hour or more. When I say that she can stay occupied, I don't mean that she actually "plays" with them. No, she isn't quite to that stage yet. Instead, she'll pick up a toy, look it over very carefully, and then shove it into her mouth, where she will make every attempt at sucking any and all nutritional sustenance out of it. Unfortunately for her, toys aren't all that nutritious. Upon realization of this fact, she tosses that toy into the discard pile, and then does the same thing to whatever toy she happens to pick up next.

This can go on, like I said, for up to a half an hour or more. Thankfully, being part of the baby species, which is known to have a brain about the size of a craisin, she forgets which toys she has already tasted, so she will happily pick up, and try to eat, the same toys several times. When she finally starts to get tired of how those toys taste, we can just change out the toys, and it's like she has an entirely new smorgasbord in front of her. Bon apetit! 

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