Madeline loves catalogs. Her favorite one is from David's Bridal and when a new one comes in the mail, it's a guaranteed 20 minutes of intense focus and solid distraction.
So when the new Pottery Barn Kids catalog showed up yesterday, I set it aside for a time when I would need to get some work done.
I pulled it out this morning so I could tackle the huge pile of this morning's breakfast casseroles and pancakes dishes and pans. Or maybe they were last night's dinner dishes. Let's not be so technical.
Anyways, I led her to the couch, pulled it out from behind my back and she started bouncing on the cushions and clapping in excitement.
Who says you have to buy kids' toys?
The first few minutes were so peaceful and productive. Until she sprinted into the kitchen, yelling, "Ba-lul, ba-lul!" and pointing to a picture in the catalog.
It looked like she was just pointing at the children in the image so I tried correcting her.
"Boys? You see some boys?"
"Table? They're sitting at a table?"
At this point, she was almost hysterical with glee and screaming the word every second. I knelt down to see the picture more clearly and finally saw it.
Do you see what she saw? Spot anything that would throw Madeline into a frenzy?
Yes, that's right. My daughter can look at an image with a 1000 items and locate the Boggle game box.
I'm so proud.
I'm also thinking maybe we need to play some new games around the house.