My girls love Fischer-Price Little People. They’re brilliant toys for those tiny hands. And we have a slew of them at our house. I mean really, a whole bunch of them. I suspect that Busybee will be growing out of them soon, but for now they’re the go-to toy for both of them. But more than Busybee, it’s Babybee who really loves them. She’s been playing with them for a long time. Last year she had two that she’d play with at my mom’s house and she named them after her two playmates at her Mother’s Day Out program. Clever girls. I know I don’t get to share pics of my girls so today I thought I’d share some escapades from their Little People.
Behold the creativity of our sweet Babybee: We have a hard time loading and unloading the dishwasher while Babybee is around. She likes to help. And she likes to wash her people. Evidently they’re dirty. So far we’ve been able to catch these little guys before they’ve gone for a ride in the soapy hot water, but it’s been close a few times. I’m not sure what makes her decide against the basket and go directly to skewering some of her people, maybe these guys misbehaved earlier in the day. I don’t know. We certainly don’t punish by sticking our girls on sticks, but I’m guessing you just don’t want to mess with our Babybee.
Now at Christmas the girls got the Little People amusement park which came with the cute little ferris wheel. They also got, before Christmas, the Nativity set, which is incidentally so adorable, it’s ridiculous. In any case one day I happened to notice that Mother Mary was enjoying a ride on said ferris wheel. And you know who could blame her. She’s in stable or cave (depending on which scholar you ask) with a bunch of livestock – you know it didn’t smell good in there – with a newborn and a bunch of people keep showing up. She deserved to have a little fun.
Sadly while Mary was off riding the ferris wheel Joseph hitched a ride in Santa’s sleigh with Mrs. Clause. Really I didn’t know what to say then, not sure I have anything to say about it now. I love watching my kiddos play, listening to their creativity and imagination, it’s fascinating. So how about you? What are your kids’ favorite toys? Any go-to toys you just can’t live without?
I’m Robyn DeHart, AKA Basket-Case Mama, but not because I’m crazy (though really, what mom isn’t?) but because I have a slight obsession with baskets, well containers really. I’m a bit of an organization nut and I love to containerize stuff. And yes, I’m authorized to use words like that because I am also a writer. But back to the kids, so I’m mom to two ridiculously beautiful little girls and I can say that without bragging because I didn’t actually make them. Last year my husband, The Professor, and I adopted said little lovelies from the foster-care system here in Texas and now we’re a big happy forever family. Busybee is three and so full of joy it just oozes from her. Babybee is a walking-talking toddler who has a heck of a temper but is so cute, it almost keeps her out of trouble. Though neither of my girls are newborns, I’m fairly new to motherhood compared to the other peanut butter moms, but we’ve settled in as a family as if we’ve always been together. When I’m not trying to keep up with my two bundles of energy, you can usually find me on my laptop on Pinterest, no, that’s not right, um…you can find me writing, yes, that’s it, writing my latest historical romance. www.robyndehart.com