Little Z has, what feels like, hundreds of toys. They have swiftly taken over each room and I’m pretty sure they are doing that thing from the Gremlins movie where they replicate overnight. In this case, with or without any kind of water. They are just everywhere! Having fun. Getting under feet. Generally causing havoc.
It seems that all the other boring inanimate objects in our house are starting to get jealous and some have succeeded in joining in toddler play. For instance…
This is no ordinary juicing stick. This is now the microphone that Little Z uses to pretend he is Justin from Justin’s House. Each day he “hosts” a show and cheers all his toys. Then gets you to cheer.
And this is no ordinary biscuit tin. This is Little Zs drum that he likes to bang repeatedly all day long whilst shouting “NO DRUMS! NO DRUMS!” (A line Animal from The Muppets movie repeats throughout the film).
And these are not ordinary old formula sticks. These are the drumsticks that Little Z takes from the top kitchen drawer each morning whilst I wash his bottles. He can’t actually see what he’s grabbing because its slightly too high for him. But he manages to find them in the end. Then everything becomes a drum.
This is no ordinary old Christmas card lying around the house. This is the cream pie that Little Z uses to put in people’s faces. Just like Justin does in Justin’s House. Everyone helpfully gets a “1! 2! 3!” countdown so they know its coming. Then he makes you do it to him. Share share.
And this is no ordinary box. This is Little Zs house and car that he makes you squeeze into (with great difficulty). We then drive to lots and lots of houses and even squeeze in a trip to Turkey). We visit friends and cousins and even pop into the shop on Ocassion.
This is not just any old house. This is a toddlers house.