Oh my gosh! When I was pregnant with our first daughter, my MIL and her husband, both Civil War antique buffs, found one if these and brought it home, expecting us to use it when we were there. They proudly showed us how it converted from high chair to stroller and I immediately thought "That thing looks like a death trap! I would never let my baby sit in that!" I about choked on my lunch when I saw this post - I've never seen another one of these crazy contraptions! You're braver than I am for actually using it :)
Look! An Antique Convertible Low Rider High Chair
|8/29/12 1:36 PM|
I was hesitant about getting a glider when our first baby was born in April 2010, but we found one for next to nothing and I couldn't beat the price. We just moved the glider out of her room and into the new baby's room tonight (new baby coming in June) and I have to say, it broke my heart! I spent so much more time in that glider than I had anticipated, and the rocking and cuddling and singing and comforting was just as precious to me as it was to her. We bought a small couch (another great deal) to put in our older one's room, so we still get to cuddle, read stories, and sing lullabyes, but as I watched my husband drag the glider out of the room I got very choked up - although it helps to think about the new baby and all the rocking and snuggling still to come. I think when we're finished having kids, and they're all grown and gone, I'll have the glider in my bedroom and that's where I'll go when I miss them and want to feel close to them again.
Is a Glider or Rocker a Nursery Necessity? Nesting a Nursery
|3/12/12 10:07 PM|
I'm a fourth grade teacher and I love this post! It's definitely important to stick to the list. I like my kids to have color-coded folders and notebooks for each subject because I'm lazy and when I say, "Get out your math materials," it takes two seconds for me to see who got the right materials out because they're all the same color! I have no problem with kids bringing a special notebook, binder, fancy shmancy pencil, etc., but my rule is: if it becomes a distraction, it becomes mine until the last day of school ;) If you can keep your pretty pink marker in your desk or backpack until it's time to use it, and you can use it properly and not start any fights about it, then have at it!
What Back To School Item Is Completely Overrated?
|8/4/11 10:26 PM|
We found the "La Nature" book at a little book shop in my husband's small hometown of Gien in France. I bought it because 1. it's adorable and 2. it has little patches that you can touch with your fingers to make animal and nature sounds! Sylvia loves it! I have no idea what the name of the book shop was, but it was one of a string of shops facing the river. I'm sure that helps, right? The next time you're in Gien you can grab a copy. Sorry. I'm no help.
My Room: Sylvia
|2/23/11 8:48 PM|