The other day I went to buy some stuff in preparation for the baby shower (after all, not everything can be hand-made :)) and ended up buying lots of stuff for Timothy, quite impulsively. See, I rarely get to shop since we are a one-car household and I do all my grocery shopping here in the main street of our heighbourhood. But there’s no real clothes/toy shopping to speak of here.
So when I got to Wal-Mart, I found myself shopping not only for the shower, but for Timothy as well. Bath time is turning into a more interactive time, and all we got so far is a rubber duck. Dull! So I got him a book:
an interactive toy that attaches to the side of the tub
more rubber toys:
I was also looking to buy a new bib. The ones we had were made of cloth (e.g. in perfect world needed a wash after every meal), were too small (Timothy ended up with food all over his shirt and pants), and either absorbed liquid or let it dribble into Timothy’s lap, wetting his pants. So I got this: you can wipe it and it has a pocket to catch any spills. Awesome!
I don’t seem to be able to get Timothy to even attempt crawling – so I decided that he needs a ball. He used to have a nice soft ball with a towel-like fabric, but he lost it. So I got him this peculiar ball. It still does an okay jump off the ground and it’s very, very easy for a baby to grab. I can’t say Timothy loved it (he still loves his stackable pails more than anything else), but I now attempt to get him into the concept of throwing the ball back at me.
And then I went to Chapters and, as always, had an urge to buy half the store – which I successfully suppressed. Well, almost successfully. I ended up buying a finger-puppet hardboard book “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”. We really love this song, especially since we learned all the animal signs in our Baby Sign Language Classes (I will talk about these in one of my future posts). Timothy LOVED the puppets! He touches them with his index finger 🙂
I also bought him a pair of pacifiers (we lost one in the Dominican), three bowls (with dinosaurs and cars), some baby snacks, a few jars of food for when we are on the go, a few boxes of oat and rice cereal, a box of diapers… Well, you get the picture. I SHOPPED 🙂