The Beauty of Ugly Toys

I'm sure this is going to come as a great shock to all who know me but my 9 month old daughter does not care for designer toys... or nurseries, for that matter. In her opinion, the more garish, tasteless and plastic, the better. Case in point, her favourite place to chill these days is her command centre below, otherwise known as "Jumpie." When asked if she wants to go on Jumpie, she whips her little head around to where it is (sadly, in the middle of the family room) and performs her hiss-sniff-laugh with nose scrunched, such that she might convey her passion on the subject.

(Not Olivia)
The Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Jumperoo
ie. Best Ugly Toy Ever
Warning: the music will melt adult brains.

Second only to Jumpie is the "pianoforte." I do hope she becomes an accomplished pianist one day solely for the opportunity to show her where she got her start- on the Fisher Price! On more than one occasion I've caught her working on the theme song to "the Young and the Restless" but, if I'm being honest, her timing could use a little work.

Fisher Price Baby Grand Piano

In the graphic below, venture a guess at Olivia's picks.

If you guessed 2, 4, 6 and 8, you win the prize! The prize is knowing more than I did before I had a baby. Funnily enough, I just purchased #5 a few days ago in an effort to get everything finalized for Olivia's Apartment Therapy room tour. So, clearly still not learning but I'm going to cling to the belief that I'll be reading her Anne of Green Gables before bedtime soon.
(Regarding #4. Although it's 100% true that remote controls are like catnip to babies, it's not a good idea to let them play with them.)

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