08 Jan 2015 1 Comment
12 Jul 2012 2 Comments
The Cylonettes are starting to shun their plush toys. It doesn’t seem to matter that they have bits hanging off them to bite, feel and beep; they are baby toys and the Cylonettes are no longer babies.
When we stayed with our friend in MD the girls went crazy over his son’s collection of cars, trucks and remote controls. They want hard plastic and wooden toys that have WHEELS or BUTTONS. Screw that crinkly noise they want to BANG!
So we figured that we better order the girls some more toys. I’ve just ordered some cars, trucks and a plane; and Alex ordered these super nerdy toys from Think Geek.
17 Feb 2012 4 Comments
Pop quiz: what’s more dangerous a babyccinico or a teddy bear?
Okay, so it’s obviously not a real dilemma but I am sure that the parenting message boards have discussions about the pros and cons of babies and teddy bears (and babyccinicos): appropriate age, health dangers, attachment issues, and how if you give a baby a teddy too young they end up like Sebastian in Brideshead Revisited. Let’s face it Sebastian and his attachment to Aloysius was probably his healthiest relationship.
We’ve started to give Naomi a bear to play with and hug. I noticed that the girls approach the play mat toys very differently. Zoey is all over the dangling toys. Grabbing, licking, whacking, and sometimes she manages to do all three things at the same time. Whereas Naomi will try to roll over, stare at the toys, stare at Zoey, give a half hearted whack to whatever is dangling overhead and then start to cry because she would much rather be sitting up than lying down.