Thursday, April 26, 2012
Lose Something? Check Here First!
This is Jaxon's Melissa & Doug shopping cart. When I won this in a giveaway before he was born, we gave it to the other kids as a joint Christmas present. They played with some and used it properly...to push babies around and cart play food from room to room. But now, more than a year later, it's clear that this shopping cart is Jaxon's. He is the only one who uses it, and it's become his place to stash his "stuff". You know how preschoolers can accumulate treasures and they place them in drawers, pockets, and under their beds? Well, apparently toddlers do that, too.
We've learned that when the cordless phone or a remote control turns up missing, it's probably in Jaxon's cart. Missing your brush? Jaxon definitely has that. Currently in his shopping cart are a brush, his baby brush, and a comb. The boy likes for his hair to look nice and he is always swiping brushes from the bathroom.
He also has a little guitar, courtesy of his sisters' bedroom. I keep returning it to their room, but it keeps finding its way back to his cart.
My favorite thing that he is currently carting around? A pacifier on a paci clip. That is just funny to me because he doesn't use pacifiers and never has.
So if you're missing something, check the cart first. Just don't expect Jaxon to let the treasure go without a fight!
Does your toddler or preschooler have a place he stashes his treasures?