So since his opinion was now all over said rattle it clearly was going to become ours. Now, I can be thankful that my son has good taste (ha!) because this particular rattle was on clearance. However, I took the moment to teach him that mouthing toys is tantamount to stealing and that now mommy had to pay for it and that this is not very demure behavior for a well behaved almost-five month old. Or I just laughed hysterically and broke out my camera. I know I know, first Nemo now this. But two impulse purchases in 4 months is not terrible, he just can't learn that every time he mouths something it comes home with us... then I'll be in big trouble.
The little monster rattle came home with us and provided almost a full hour of entertainment. I am not sure what was so fascinating about this little creature, but my boy and it bonded something fierce. Ace sat next to me for almost a solid hour just chewing and shaking this little monster, and of course some photos had to be taken. In the one immediately below, he left it on his face in that same spot long enough for me to walk across the room and get my camera out, apparently it was comforting or amusing him - I'm not sure which, but I certainly am glad I got it on film!
After enjoying such a long amount of time with his monster, once Loving Husband got home we all went upstairs and enjoyed some Jeopardy (I know we have the habits of 80 year olds, ah well!) we got easily distracted when I started to play with Ace on my legs and he started to giggle and laugh up a storm - and so we broke out the camera in the hopes of finally catching a giggle on video. Success and he's such a ham for the camera! Again ignore me and maybe turn down your volume, I'm quite loud. ;-) Enjoy! Happy Thursday, everyone.