I really have nothing spectacular to blog about so I thought I'd share a photo of Percy the Penguin x 4. I'm taking Percy #1 to China with me. He'll be Mia's first toy. He's perfect for the job... just the right size to both fit in a suitcase or be carried by a baby, very soft and fluffy, sits up by himself and oh so huggable. Of course it had to be a penguin. Are you kidding me?
I was told by an experienced mom, Amy from Ruby In Her Own Time, (but sorry... they're password protected now) to have multiples and to rotate them. If you keep an extra in case the original gets lost, it doesn't work. Cuz you can't give your kid a brand new one when she knows all the spots and stains and wear marks on her favorite. She won't be fooled. So rotate them around so they all wear evenly. Of course, you have to be sneaky about it. Slip it out from under her arm at naptime or maybe try the "Hey what's that over there?" and pull a switcheroo when she looks away. And never let on that there is actually more than one.
Percy #4 went to Massachusetts to live with Ruby on her 2nd birthday. So now there is only Percy #1 thru 3 sitting on that shelf patiently waiting for Mia. And they said they'll wait as long as it takes.
PS. Thanks for all the advice. I'll be purchasing the hot pink 4GB Ipod for myself as a birthday present next month. I'm making myself wait cuz I spent a bit too much money in January. I found some Pottery Barn baskets on sale that I was planning to buy for a bookcase that will be in Mia's room. Since they were on sale I went ahead and got them now even though I don't plan to start that project until March. I'm re-doing my bedroom in February and found a chair and trunk on sale at Pier-One so I bought that, too. This was all money that was budgeted for these projects but I just bought them early since they were on sale. Hey, I saved a bunch of money that way! I love being a savvy shopper! Happy Friday my friends!