Friday, March 22, 2013


The hit toy around here these days... the clothespin.  Isla can't get enough of them and actually hordes the things.  We've always got a handful clipped onto our lifelines and the second Isla spys them, she wants them all.  Pointing and persistent whining will ensue until she is certain she has every last one.  We're not sure why, but there's something about the mechanics that she loves.  Her favorite trick is to stick the ends in her mouth and make the pinchers open and close with a biting motion.  This simple skill brings her insane amounts of joy.  She also loves to hide them in and under things, which means we find clothespins everywhere.  We can't complain, they give us a solid fifteen minutes or more of quiet time.  Until, of course, she pinches herself...which she has done on numerous occasions.  And yet she still comes back for more.  Her brightly colored toys don't hold a candle to these things and we now take a few everywhere we go.  I guess we should be grateful and enjoy this while it lasts?  

We are now in Georgetown, Exumas where we will be for the next month or so.  The Grandmas are descending and we couldn't be more excited about it.  My mom arrived last night and Scott's mom arrives in a week.  Between Grandma time, clothespins, and a very special first birthday on the 31st  - there's lots of excitement in store on our boat!


Unknown said...

My son, when he was Isla age, had a ton of COOL toys-so I thought. But, his greatest joy was being on the floor in the kitchen with a wooden spoon and a couple of mixing bowls (METAL, of course), banging and mixing away... all the research by adults in the world cannot trump a child's imagination.

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