Monday, April 19, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thoughts on Conscientious Parenting

Today I learned that Virginia really likes to play with newly clean laundry. Remember her obsession with peek-a-boo? Laundry is great for that. She was entertained for a solid half hour. The only problem, of course, is that it wasn't her laundry, so it was covered with laundry detergent to which our dear baby is allergic. And now her face is all red. Oops!

On an unrelated note, isn't it great that the one place Virginia will play as long as I'm willing to let her without caring at all whether or not I'm playing attention to her is the bathtub? Too bad that's the one place where I must absolutely always be paying attention to her. Otherwise I might actually get something done.

One reason she loves the bath so much is that it's the only place she gets access to a favorite object of hers: cups with no sippy lids that are full of water. If you're wondering, yes, she takes the opportunity to drink from them as often as I'll let her. And you thought I was paying such rapt attention to the bath to be sure she doesn't drown. At least she's learning a new skill....