Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tuesday's 10: Chosen Over Toys

Lauren and I like to joke that babies (and dogs!) are always most interested and fascinated by everything except the colorful, professionally designed, more-expensive-than-they-should-be-for-that-amount-of-plastic toys parents buy. Brayden is no exception. Here's what he chooses to play with over toys these days.

1. DVDs. 
It's just so fun emptying out the cabinet!

2. Camera lens cap. 
Because I won't allow him to play with the camera.

3. Pots. 
A right of passage, I realize.

4. Box and boulder. 
Throw boulder in the box. Retrieve. Shimmy out backwards. Repeat for ten minutes.

5. Trash. 

6. Credit card. 
Carry up four stairs. Carry down four stairs. Repeat for ten minutes.

7. Toilet paper. 
Because why wouldn't he?

8. Door stoppers. 
Aw, just like his puppy!

9. Toilet paper roll. 
Because after you take all the paper off, you have to do something with it.

10. Water faucet. 
More fun than the finger-painting itself. 

Other favorites not pictured: wallets, phones, empty boxes, miniature booklights and the humidifier. Always the humidifier. 

What are some of the non-toy items your little one plays with?


  1. Honorable Mentions:

    -Daddy's remote control
    -Daddy's stereo receiver
    -The outlet in the middle of the floor
    -Mommy's old laptop
    -Daddy's phone
    -Anything that can be found at the back of the Dogs' food cabinet.

    1. You're right! I missed some good ones. :)

  2. My 2.5 year old loves toothpaste tubes and my 9 month old has a thing for magazines. If any are left within reach, he goes angry-dog on them.