Alexander has been on a roll lately with his little sayings. He was talking with Benjamin and Zoë about things no human alive today has ever seen—dinosaurs and dragons and unicorns and the like—and they were trying to convince him that some of those creatures are extinct while others are merely mythological. He got all mad and insisted that extinction isn't real at all, that when a creature goes extinct they merely "go mythological!"
It's a lovely parallel form to "go extinct."
In effort to tame Phoebe and all of her...stuff...and because I've wanted one to go behind the couch for a long time, I bought a storage bench. It was already on sale, which is why I was looking at them (well, technically I was looking because I was up nursing Phoebe late at night and ran out of course readings...so turned to window shopping), but then I noticed that they had a "warehouse" one available that was being sold as "used," but which was "new," just in a damaged box. It was way cheaper, so I bought that one, and now we have a lovely little toy box behind our couch (that says on the bottom "not intended for use as a toy box").
I'm taking that warning about as seriously as I took the warning "do not leave child unattended in this crib" (because, like, how is one supposed to sleep if their baby can't be left unattended inside their own crib?).
Before this all her toys were stuffed into one IKEA bin and it was too difficult for her to find the toys she wanted to play with (and there were several toys that didn't fit into the bin at all). Now they're all in the bench and she had a lot of fun looking through to find things to play with, as well as climbing up onto the bench (which is low enough for her to do so safely).
The kids built the USS Butterfly out of the box it came in.
Ever since Phoebe and Waffles figured out they have a shared affinity for toilet water, they've been better friends. Phoebe, of course, has always been enthusiastic about their potential relationship. It's Waffles who was...well...waffling. But it looks like Waffles has decided that perhaps Phoebe is not as bad as she thought she was in the beginning.
I'm sure you were thinking of this this from from the Consumer Product Safety Commission as you inspected your bench:ReplyDelete
"Use a toy chest that has a lid that will stay open in
any position to which it is raised, and will not fall
unexpectedly on a child. For extra safety, be sure there
are ventilation holes for fresh air. Watch for sharp
edges that could cut and hinges that could pinch or
You are a careful mom, and you generally take warning labels very seriously, but with intelligence and reason. I love the USS Butterfly!