This video is hilarious. Watch what this kid does instead of napping.
[ps - do you have a video monitor for your little one? We have a webcam that we connected to our local WiFi network, so we can watch it on our iPads. It's so funny to see what kids do when they're alone!]
I am SO happy to share my newest discovery for baby stuff in Toronto with you – Merrily Merrily. It’s a website run by Leslieville mom Moxie Garrett, and you can shop a great selection of gently used and nearly-new baby and kids’ gear on her charming website. You can choose to have items shipped to you, or you can opt for free pickup in Leslieville.
Moxie also takes your used gear off your hands, and sells it on the website on consignment. I dropped off a bunch of stuff for her this week, and she sells it in record time. I’m so happy I found out about Merrily Merrily!
Do your (small) kids have their own suitcase or backpack? Clara’s getting to the age where she could carry her own small bag on trips. I love the adorable “zoo” kids’ backpacks and suitcases by SkipHop, but I see them everywhere (I swear, 4 different kids in Clara’s daycare class have the owl backpack).
My cousin has the Trunki suitcase (pictured above) for her pre-schooler, and she loves it. It’s super cute, and doubles as a ride-on toy (a fun way to kill time in an airport). At the very least, it offers a place for your kid to sit for a bit when they get tired.
Swiss Miss posted something similar last week – the Skootcase. It is too cute, but I would be super afraid of checking it, and having it get damaged. Carry on only, I think!
About a month ago, I had a gift certificate to use for Pinhole Press, the awesome photo gifts website. I used it to make a ‘mini book of names and faces’ for Clara, since she LOVES looking at pictures of herself and her family (I think most toddlers do). The book is so great – the pages are really thick (we’re talking cardboard thick) and the wire spiral binding is really durable. Perfect for a kid.
Want to get some photos of your kids with Santa, but don’t want to go to the mall (yuck)? Come to Tango Palace coffee shop next Wednesday, December 12. From 5:00 – 6:30pm, Santa will be there to meet the kids. Bring your own camera for photo ops. They even hand out free hot chocolate and candy canes!
We’ll be there for sure. We went last year for Clara’s first time meeting Santa (pics above). Hopefully this year she’ll be a bit more animated – she looks kind of stunned in those pictures.
There’s a new book out that I can’t wait to read called Shi*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us. It’s written by a team of comics and comedy industry people, so I fully expect it to be hilarious.
You can read an excerpt (from the chapter entitled “How To Miss Work Without Saying It’s Because of Your Sick Kid”) over on the Huffington Post.