First is the swing, strategically placed in a room close to the kitchen, where I am most of the time, but not close enough to bother her sleeping. Unfortunately, I did not take into account how close the tv is to the swing. So Holly has become accustom to a nice blue flickering blur as she swings and at the age of 3 mos could recognize the theme songs to Curious George and MASH.
And now, an impulse purchase, something people striving for a simple life should never do. I have introduced Holly to the ADD chair. I have been searching for something, anything that Holly would sit in, not choke and gasp with spit up, and stay for a little bit. One day, I took a few minutes to go to Big Lots and buy this chair:
The lights, bells, rattles, not to mention the rocking motion every time she moves. Oh, and the children who stop in the kitchen to play and dance and bounce around the chair. The plain simple walker that I really wanted is now on sale at Big Lots for half the cost of our ADD chair.
Hopefully, Holly will grow to appreciate the quiet of a summer evening, the peace of a restful boring Sunday afternoon, snuggling under the covers with a good book on a rainy day, despite the errors her parents make in these early days.
I will post about the effects of Sleep Deprivation on decision making another time :-) Remember that if you really want a particular something, it is worth waiting. Never buy on impulse!