Okay, so before we ever had Preston, Will and I had a few ideas about things we did and didn't want to do as parents.
For one thing, we were NEVER going to have any of those hideous huge looking toys that were such eyesores that you couldn't even have them in your home. LOL
But as Preston has been growing and developing, we've finally come around and seen the light. There is actually purpose in having these eyesores.
Yes, to adults they look like huge brightly colored hideous things that don't match any of the decor in the rest of your home. But to a baby, they are a wonderland of things to do to develop their motor skills (grabbing toys with their fingers and holding on), their eyes (all the bright colors and shapes) and it also teaches them how to use their leg muscles (Preston can stretch his legs out and move himself around by "walking" underneath).
Not to mention, it affords Mommy and Daddy a little extra time during the day to ourselves.
Will just brought one home last night. Now that we agree that Preston does need some of these types of "educational" toys, we have agreed that we won't buy such big bulky eyesore toys at full price. Will picked this one up at a baby consignment sale downtown.
So now for the moment we've all been waiting for - Introducing....Preston and his huge -bright-bulky-but-educational-toy. He lasted about 40 minutes in it last night! We were able to eat dinner AND do the dishes. :)
You'll have to forgive my high-pitched baby voice. ha ha.