July 9, 2013

on toddler couponing...

Who needs toys when you have a stack of expired coupons?
Who needs a brand new toy when you have a table full of expired coupons? I mean, really. The girl played with these coupons for no less than two hours one day last week, and I was in awe. She'd go through them and tell me which ones were for mommy, which ones were for daddy, which ones were for laundry, which ones were for cleaning, and so on and so forth.

It kind of made my life complete.

Who needs toys when you have a stack of expired coupons?
She's always loved stacking, organizing, and the like. I'm not sure why I didn't think of this sooner, because it's been an afternoon lifesaver ever since. Other current non-toy favorites: a mason jar filled with random buttons, a collection of Disneyland pins (which were collected throughout the almost-decade my husband worked there), a box of toddler shoes, and the kitchen drawer that holds cupcake liners, baby spoons, measuring cups, and other miscellany.

this is what she does when I ask her to smile… :)
I asked her to smile for the camera, and this is the wild grin she gave me. Yep, she's a keeper.

17 comments :

  1. Kerri - she is just gorgeous!! love!

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  2. Seriously?! How perfect can she be? And not to mention she is picking up the love of couponing from her mama! :P

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    1. Haha…never too young, right? ;) And thank you!

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  3. Such a cutie-- love this! When I was little, my mother said I was more interested in playing with coasters than I was with Barbie! Non toy playing is great for her creative side :)

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  4. Sadie's favorite non-toy toys are Dave's change jar (which we have to be careful she doesn't put any in her mouth... my aunt found a dollar coin in her diaper once... luckily it just fell in there) and putting plastic spoons in a plastic cup. Over and over again. Whatever!

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    1. LOL! I'm so glad the coin just fell in her diaper—but either way, that totally made me giggle. :) I've found that the things that hold her attention longest are things that aren't toys at all. Take note, toy companies! Haha...

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  5. She is so adorable! And I love the simple games kids come up with, using their imagination... best.

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  6. bah she is just too precious!

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  7. She's so BIG! Also, when I was young (elementary school-ish age), I helped my mom organize coupons and trim the ones that she was too busy to cut out exactly on the lines. Another favorite organizing activity I did as a kid: my mom would buy a big jug of those Perler beads (the ones you iron together to make designs) and I would sit and organize them by color in a craft box.

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    1. I totally remember those beads! Oh, my gosh, my sisters and I would use those all the time. I'm going to have to pick some up for Eisley! :)

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  8. That kid is ridiculous with cuteness.

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  9. Oh, the adorable. I can hardly handle it!

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  10. She is SO adorable!! And they always seem to go for the unconventional toys!

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