Sanity, Thy Name Is Exersaucer
Ah, the spinning wheel of neglect, beloved by most parents, decried by the few, the crunchy, the sanctimonious. We bought one for Bean when she was a baby, and she liked it well enough after a while, but even with the auditory component, it is still best appreciated visually, because it's as though a paint factory exploded. Talk about your insanely bright colors all in one place. At any rate, I thought I'd try the Peebs in it as she loveloveloves to stand up (with a great deal of support, she's not that advanced, don't worry) and I was getting tired of being the jungle gym. Well, kiss my grits, but she LOVED it. She's the faintest bit too small for it still, but it's well supported and she has plenty of leg strength, once she figures out how the seat works. She even attempted spinning around in it, at least a quarter of a turn.
The cutest thing was when I first plopped her in the seat and she caught a glimpse of all the Happy! Toys! That! Are! Brightly! Colored! and started blowing raspberries and cooing at them. I can't think of anything else that has yet piqued her interest so much---at the risk of wearing this novelty out, believe you me, we are going to maximize this.
by at March 13, 2007 10:31 AM
I also got some very cute photos of her in the saucer, Bean in a chair next door, and semi-playing with each other. Well, Bean was shaking some of the toys and smiling at Peebs, and Peabo was staring at her big sister like "HOW THE HELL ARE YOU DOING THAT?"