Day 12: A still unhappy boy

We are still very unhappy, but we are easily entertained.

A few weeks back I had bought Benji the first disk in the WhistleFritz series Vamos a Jugar and I think Maria is his new best friend. 

This DVD is great. It is a total immersion program–the only English you see is the credits, and you hear none. It is kind of Blue’s Clues-esque in its style and the songs are familiar (head and shoulders–er… cabesa y hombros.) Ben likes it so much that we just ordered another one.

Needless to say, he has been so cranky that I plan to let him watch it all day if that is what it takes…I’m pooped.

Day 11: Unhappy boy

I have an unhappy boy in my mitts so I am gonna keep this quick…but I need to post some thing right…Lets see…ok, Benji just got some new toys this week and we are loving our new musical activity walker from Fisher Price:

Ever since he was born Ben has loved music. I had an in-utero sound system for him that I wore on my belly and he still knows the songs that were on his playlist. Any way, this new walker is pretty cool. He can sit on the floor and play with the front, or stand behind it and walk with it. It plays music using it both ways and it teaches him the sounds of a piano, a guitar, and a saxophone.  The maraca rattles when you spin the ball and and the little flip book (his favorite part, go figure) is providing a much needed distraction.

Ok…back to my crying child…bye!

Here we go! Day 1

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

They say that it takes 30 time to make a habit–at least that is what the bloggers of the world are saying, so in the habit forming tradition, today is Day 1 of the Tinkrpippi 30-day-blog challenge! Yea!

Today we are going to discuss the Bilibo.  This past fall I was adding items to my son’s Wishpot list. I, of course, want my son to be a prodigy (who doesn’t, right?) so I was going through all these educational toy websites and stumbled upon this weird little toy on several sites. It is an imagination toy, which in layman’s terms equals it really isn’t anything, so it is everything! After reading reviews and seeing tons of pictures, I decided I had to get one of these for Benji. I put 2 or 3 of them on his list and we ended up getting one for Christmas from my parents. I was so excited! Jason, not so much. He thought that the idea was genius and a rip off at the same time. “It is a piece of molded plastic,” he said to his friends and family, “It’s a salad bowl! I could have made that!” To which I responded, “but you didn’t.” Now, I will not argue that if it is put on your head (particularly the pink one,) it makes you look like that guy from Fat Albert, but it is really is a cool concept. It can be used for anything; scooping, storing, gathering. Standing, sitting, spinning, sledding. Splashing, wearing, building, creating, really the possibilities are endless.

My husband said, after we had it for a month and it was just being used as a toy basket (Benji was only 6 months old, he didn’t really play with much,) that if saw it being played with 3 or more times, then he would believe it was a good idea. Wouldn’t you know it, a week later we had Benji’s baptism and it was being played with all afternoon by all of the kids in attendance. Then not to weeks later we captured this lovely photo: The bilibo is a success! I knew it would be 😉 My husband admits it now, that it is a good toy, and we will get our use of it.

Now, I am not going to lie, these little “salad bowls” pack a fairly hefty price–$23.79 is the cheapest I have seen and that was on Amazon. But  I think, and Benji thinks that it is worth the investment. They come in a variety of colors and two different sizes and fit together to form even more creative possibilities.

5 thumbs up from my family 🙂 (Dad still isn’t 100% on board)