April 1, 2010
parenting strategy fail
Yesterday, our friend came over to play in the afternoon because his babysitter was sick and his mom and dad needed to be at work. I pulled out the exersaucer, because I know a good baby containment plan when I see one.
Baby Swiss kept wanting to get in (when it wasn’t otherwise occupied) and while I’m sure she meets the weight requirements, I didn’t figure it was a great idea to indulge the playing in baby things ideas as we have friends with babies and our kid doesn’t really need to be abusing all of their stuff.
Her baby tried it out a few times, but Baby is awfully small and kept falling through the leg holes. And then Johnny Castle came off the stage and said, “Nobody puts Baby in an exersaucer.”
And that was the end of that.
So, on and on it went with Baby Swiss wanting in.
I finally thought – I’ll put her in, she’ll be stuck and hate it and quit asking.
Brilliant idea. I’m a genius mother.
Except I am idiot.
I know the legs are adjustable, but really – what’s the point?
I won’t get into the details of how the story ends, but I will say that it involved tears, fits and a lonely exersaucer banished to the basement.