In honor of the Christmas season and the new baby, Jenna has offered to give you last minute ideas on what all babies want for their Christmas meal. She is sure you will find them as appetizing as she does.
1. Clump of Cat Hair, preferably fresh from the Cat. *If you don’t have a cat, any type of pet will do. Dogs have plenty of nice fur too.
2. Floor junk. It doesn’t matter anything you can pick up off the floor will work. Something that disappeared 6 years ago? Sure. Dirt? No problem. Piece of rice from dinner that somehow ended up under the table? Delicious. No matter how many times you sweep and mop, floor junk will magically reappear. Good for snacks between meals.
3. Leaves. Sticky wet leaves brought in after a rain shower will work, but dried ones work best. They’re extremely crumbly and make good floor junk snacks for later. Most parents will miss at least one small piece.
4. Socks. Could be baby socks, could be anyone’s. It doesn’t matter. Clean are the best, but dirty ones will do in a pinch if someone doesn’t put them in the laundry hamper.
5. Mashed bananas, sweet potatoes and carrots. Because everyone needs balanced nutrition.
*Usually as soon as someone sees you trying to eat any of these items, they will try to take them away from you. (Perhaps they think they are only to be eaten in moderation as special treats?) My advice: If you see someone approaching, crawl faster. They’ll still catch you, but you don’t have to make it easy for them. Let them get exercise and work for it.
*If they do a mouth sweep, (and they will, rude), your best bet is to cry. Perhaps it will make them think twice before they try it again.
And, if you are looking for easy, low cost baby gifts, she has suggestions for her favorite toys.