Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Shopping Bag (a.k.a. The Baby Whisperer) - WW

All day.

All day long, Monkey was cranky and irritable. No amount of food, cuddling, or bouncing cured him of waking up on the wrong side of the bed.

Basically, I ran in and out of rooms chasing The Incredible Crying Monkey, I put him in / pulled him out of the crib, yada yada yada. I tried everything. EVERYTHING. And finally, at the end of the day, I let my tired, creative mommy brain take over…

Here is what finally brought peace to my house:



An old shopping bag, filled with toys




To the creators of the shopping bag: Thank you for the best invention ever created. It bought me twenty bliss filled minutes of cranky-free baby.


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25 comments:

Run DMT said...

I find a shopping bag full of things gives me much bliss, too. Retail therapy helps my crankiness! LOL

Whatever it takes to make it through the day, right?

Happy WW!

ahappyhippy mom said...

OMG I need a bunch of those bags! My little man is teething, miserable, chewing everything in sight, and NEVER rests. Its crazy here! I'm going to pop out an old shopping bag and give it a try. Thanks for the idea!

Muthering Heights said...

Hey, whatever works! :)

Tami said...

hahaahah. Funny how kids have every toy imaginable..and a shopping bag, or a cupboard full of pots and pans can entertain a baby/child for hours!

I used to get the tupperware out and a wooden spoon out and they'd play all day long with them LOL.

Blocks and cool toys.. heck NO! Tupperware and a wooden spoon and you have a blissful day.

I LOVE MY BOYS! heh heh

Staci said...

Why do we even buy all these toys? My kids are happy with a box, a bag, and some Tupperware! Cute pics!

blueviolet said...

Don't you love it? The simplest things are the ones that work. :)

Veronica Lee said...

Ever noticed the kids are more interested in the box than the toy??!!!

Mighty M said...

Nice!

{Kiki} said...

Love the last picture. My son carries around some of his fav toys in a small white shopping bag. Whenever he gets one with a gift in it, he keeps them. I had to recycle some that had worn out. It's amazing what keeps kids entertained. Thanks for sharing and take care. Happy WW!
-Kiki

McClure Family said...

way to think mama! great idea and so resourceful!

my ww: http://www.mcclurefamilyspace.blogspot.com/

Sweet Annabelle said...

Only twenty minutes? That bag look good for a few more than that! Happy WW!

Shelly said...

Isn't it funny what will entertain them?

Tiaras said...

the simple things that bring baby pleasure

Staci said...

Yay for a few minutes of peace! It's always the simple things!

Brenda said...

Its so funny what will entertain kids. Glad you found a solution!

Swoozie said...

Yes!
And it's a great way to use up all the large baby gift bags that a person receives as well!
Those babies just love the simple things in life, don't they?

The Blonde Duck said...

The Babies too, delight in shopping bags of all shapes and sizes. Except they esp. delight in ripping them to shreds and flinging them from one end of the house to the other.

Bear would like to know if Biscuit would enjoy a virtual play date?

Alicia said...

LOL..that's a good one!! My kids are older now, so I don't think that will work with them...Heehe.

Kimberly said...

I totally love how random things completely entertain children in amazing ways. Kudos to you for thinking of it!

AMH615 said...

Aren't you oh-so-smart and creative? I found you through MBC and now I'm a follower!

mom2nji said...

Ha its always the littlest/weirdest things that make them happy!

Serendipity is Sweet said...

You can never go wrong with a box or bag...even kitchen utensils sometimes work (if your ears can take it).

Annette Piper said...

Ah yes, the mystery of the shopping bag - I wonder what goodies are inside. My dad always used to say that kids got more fun out a box than they do from the toy inside and I have to admit, its still true in our house. Everytime I bring home a cardboard box it gets nabbed to make it into something!

Kristen Andrews said...

oh yes something so simple can entertain them for such a long time

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Shopping bags and boxes. No mom should be without them...

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