Monday, October 8, 2012
Driving Mr. Braden
Braden does not play with toys. Well, at least not for very long. He finds the utensil drawer or the pantry much, much more interesting. The other day he sat and played with these big legos that he has in a wagon for a few minutes. Tears sprang to my eyes. I felt like going out and buying every single lego in town -- anything to keep him occupied and, well, out of the pantry and away from the clean utensils. The other day he ate a whopper, slobbered chocolate all down his shirt and hands, and then resorted my laundry. And it went right back into the washer. Sigh.
He's a busy kid and cannot be bothered with trucks and balls and the Star War characters I keep throwing his way. He would much rather take the stool from the bathroom and climb onto every counter that he is not allowed on and try to see what I have tried to hide from him for 18 months.
One thing does entertain him -- the van and the jeep. He loves to run out there and pretend to drive! It'll be fine until he figures out that he needs a key. Because he is very good at snatching items off of counters now. Especially whoppers.