When I found out I was pregnant the ladies at the thrift store, where I do all my shopping, gave me this Johnny Jump Up contraption. I smiled and thanked them, and then promptly chucked it into the back of my car trying to figure out where I could dispose of it without hurting any feelings. Being of the school that less is more, I figured I wasn't going to need all of the hoopla and gadgetry that goes along with having a kid. I was never going to use a pacifier, there were going to be no plastic toys, and T.V. was definitely out of the picture. After all, I had been to Africa where kids could sit in the dirt and play with a stick all day. Well, what I know now is that I didn't know jack. Thank God I didn't get rid of this thing!
And to make matters worse, he is dangling in the doorway watching T.V. Yep, you read right, T.V.! He is fixated on Baby Einstein World Music DVD, and sometimes he watches it twice in a row! Oh how quickly my opinions about what kind of mom I wanted to be have changed. Now, at the slightest peep, I am reaching for the pacifier and the remote, and we have never been happier...
That is sooo cute Sybil. He looks as happy as a "jumping jack".ReplyDelete
You go girl. If you had written that he was watching Dawn of the Dead then we would have a problem... but Baby Einstein? Run it on a loop! Love the stripey pants.ReplyDelete
Yes, Yes, Yes, anything to keep him entertained and happy and provide you with some extra down time. He looks so cute in those red socks and pirate pants!ReplyDelete
i found a picture of my sister in a sweet vintage johnny jump up. i thought of you.ReplyDelete