Wednesday, September 24, 2008

babes in toyland

behold the toy box:

today, two lovely little girls (ages 4 and 1) joined summer and me for an hour in the afternoon. naturally, upon entering our home, the older girl went straight for the toys. i directed her to the box beneath an end table, and eyes wide with excitement, she dumped the toys in a pile on the living room floor. she paused. a quizzical look. and then: "this is just trash and junk."


i can see how the empty yogurt containers, plastic spoons, random game pieces, assorted lids, pens, broken glasses, torn pictures, gift tags, old flashlights, (yes, those are birth control blister packs), kitchen utensils, lotion bottles, expired credit cards, toothbrushes, nail clippers and nasal aspirators may not appear to be your average children's toys, but in my defense, summer likes to play with trash and junk. we tried to curb the interest at first, but eventually just gave in to her carnal desires.

i guess it's true what they say, "one pre-schooler's junk is some baby's treasure."

1 comment:

Carter Family said...

Love it! I guess you can't give that little girl just a box for Christmas, eh? I think that Jackson would love your toy box though, if it makes you feel any better!