Here's a little project that I've been meaning to get to for a while. I told you before about Darwin's heuristic play box and how it can be beneficial for kids to pass on all the electronic toys and explore items in their surroundings. So now Darwin has a new heuristic drawer in the kitchen.
I think generally, Darwin is a fairly patient boy. He sits still while he gets buckled in the car seat. He can sit in his high chair and "talk" to us while we finish eating our food. But the one time he is not patient is when I'm preparing his meals. He wants to be sitting on the counter so he can see what I'm doing or he's whining like he hasn't eaten in days and "hurry up MOOOOM before I starve to death!" He can be quite dramatic. And I'm happy to let him sit up on the counter and be involved ( I don't walk away, I promise!) though sometimes when I'm using a sharp knife or cooking something on the stove top this just doesn't work out.
So I emptied out the "junk" drawer and made it a little more appealing and baby friendly for him to explore when I'm cooking or just generally whenever he feels like taking a peek. Here's the messy before photo.
I took everything out, cleaned the drawer and lined it with some of that stick on drawer liner in case he ever decides to toss something gross in there.
Next, I filled it with a variety of things. Many came right out of his first heuristic play box since I've been meaning to update that as well.
I like Philly's expression in that last photo. What do you think she's trying to tell me?
So there you go. Easy 15 minute switcheroo. What else could I toss in there? Cardboard tubes and similar things are out because Philly loves herself some cardboard chewing.
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