I'm a snob, I'll admit.
I hate plastic baby crap in my house.
I hate it for environmental reasons. I hate it for philosophical reasons. I hate it for aesthetic reasons.
We have a few plastic pieces in our house, but usually if anything needs a battery, lights up and makes noise...it heads to my In-law's house ASAP.
My Mother bought a Saucer at a Consignment Shop or Yard Sale for Nye-Nye when she was 3 months or so.
It's ugly. Takes up a lot of room. But you know what?
She LOVED it.
And, I made peace with it.
Now, it's our Anala-Bala Bears' turn.
And, I think she may love it even more than her Big Sissy did at the same age.
It's been a great lesson in how Motherhood forces you to let go of all those Expectations on How-You-Are-Going-To-Mother...