Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The Source of ADHD
I have taken the advice of Sandi and others and begun to nest, getting ready for the baby that could arrive on our doorstep any day now. Friends have helped us put together a registry, telling us all the things we "must have" and for the most part we have followed their advice to the letter. We know the baby will need a place to sleep (other than a drawer), clothes to wear, a car seat for safety, and bottles for eating. We've picked out blankets, and bathtubs, bumpers, bouncers, boppies, binkies, and other things with ridiculous names. In fact, only once have we balked at a so-called "must have": the exersaucer. You know, this thing...
I'm sorry, but that looks more like a Mardi Gras float than a baby essential. I am really worried that if we get one of these things and I am able to nurse (a post for another time), my child will hand me beads every time it's time to feed.
I mean, I know that bright colors help stimulate a baby's mind, but can't we do that while also stimulating their sense of style? Also, does it have to be the size of a Yugo? Ryan and I live in a home with about 1000 square feet of livable space. This will take up at least 50 of it. We might have to replace the sofa.
Oh, and all of them make noise! Like the thing isn't calling enough attention to itself, so there have to be frog croaks and annoying nursery rhyme songs emitting from it all day. You know, when I was a child the majority of toys were silent, and those with sound were powered by rubber squeakers. So, why do all baby items now have to come with their own sound systems?
I just don't think we can do it. Well, maybe if Sally can chew on it. Then it's a multi-tasker...