There is this cute little guy, that came into our lives about 7 months ago. He’s cute and sweet, but he won’t stay put. As of this morning he likes to play sitting up more than laying down. He rolls, he crawls, he scoots, you name it he moves that way. Sport thought his police car, that was 20 feet away and behind a chair, was safe…oh no, not for our little caboose. Needless to say we are in a rush to baby proof the house before he decides to walk, oh I don’t know tomorrow. Among many things that means LEGOS, are now restricted to the kitchen counter or our rooms. And it means I have to tackle the kid’s art table, UGHHHH.
The art table, was a wonderful present from Santa, I guess about 5 years ago. It’s been great. The kids draw, paint and periodically have lunch on the table. But the stuff that goes with the art table, yikes! I have paint, pipe cleaners, beads, you name it stuffed in closets and cute little bins beside the table. But as with everything else my kids seem to have, if it’s not out they don’t use it. So today, in the interest of the little one’s safety, I proclaimed it was time to get rid of the art table or at least move it out of the kitchen. I lost.
So, this is my happy medium. I decided to put everything in this little chest from my grandmother. The chest is going to be right beside the art table and if they have to get anything it is right there. The paper bin will sit on top, because if the baby gets into that he won’t choke immediately and it’s heavy, so it will make a large sound as it hits the baby to the floor before he reaches the chokeables. I may have to find a lock…. we'll see.
I have told the older angels, that I want wonderful little art projects from them, since they have all types of creative stuff at their fingertips. But, if there is one chokeable left out it is getting ditched. All for the safety of the baby. Seriously, I’m not sure if this baby is going to survive…