The Teddy Toss

Petra has perfected the art of toy box dismantling.  She throws the toys behind her, one by one, until the toy box is empty and the toys are strewn all over the floor.

She's begun employing the same method with leftover food, flicking pieces of banana or apple, or bread over her shoulder.  They stick to her back, get caught between booster seat and chair, and fall on the floor where the unwary mush them into the carpet.  A friend of mine used to lay a piece of tarp under her son's high chair at dinner time – at the time I thought that was a tad excessive of her, but now that I'm the mother of a finger-food-eating baby myself, I applaud her wisdom and think that I might just do the same.

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4 Responses to The Teddy Toss

  1. oOo says:

    In our last house, our dining table was also on carpet – the tarp was a necessity!
    And, yes, the "putting toys away" phase is much better 🙂

  2. Then says:

    Sofia does the same thing with her toy box, blocks, anything she can. She isn't as messy with food. She eats fine until she is done then starts flinging things to the side. I have thought about cutting shower curtain into pieces to put under her chair when she eats.

  3. Janette says:

    We're a while away from the "can I help you mummy" stage. Petra's still in wrecking ball mode. She's very cute as she charges around the house, practicing her new walking skills and leaving heaps and piles in her wake.

  4. Janette says:

    Petra's a bit finicky about eating so the bulk of her food ends up on the floor. The dog loves her and has learned to sneak up beside her while she's eating to see what's on offer.

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