How often do we purchase an item for a nursery, and then use it in the way the baby will use it? I can only speak for myself when I say, never.
I purchased the Symphony in Motion mobile with Barnyard shapes, thinking it cute, colorful, and stimulating.
It looks bright, cheerful, and stimulating doesn’t it? It looks like a good tool to assist baby in developing his distance vision and musical ear. So imagine my surprise when I actually lay underneath it with the baby and looked up into the eyes of the Psychotic Googley-Eyed Donkey From Hell!
This menacing felt creature looms over baby like the clown bed in the Simpsons loomed over Bart! Even worse, the donkey lunges at you at the end of each rotation, dropping an extra five or six inches directly towards your face! Aaaghh!
Is this donkey the reason Otter hated his crib? Did he lay awake screaming “Can’t sleep! Donkey will eat me!”?
I can tell you one thing, from now on I will be viewing future purchases from a baby’s perspective, before introducing them to my dear boy, even if it means I am lying in the aisle of a store face to face with a toy! I also think I may begin a weekly pictoral of things as seen from Otter’s level. It is bound to be interesting.