Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Perspective + Independence + Hours of Entertainment = Money Well Spent

We ordered this back before Christmas, and it just arrived last month (it was on backorder) and we LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Sammie B's most favorite thing is to stand in her new "tower" and "wash your hands" (which means washing her hands, she uses "your" and "you" for herself a lot, which is cute). Just about every single weekend, we've baked something together, which has been so very fun (before we bought this, to do baking projects, I used to bring her old highchair into the kitchen, but that's not the same!) We also usually let her play with water or "wash dishes" (which means play with water ;o)) while we are in the kitchen making dinner, which has also been awesome.

The other day, she asked B to "wash your hands" and he told her that she couldn't because he was going to wash bottles (I jokingly tell him he's the "no man" in our house; if my girl is asking to stand, I almost never say no, nor do I worry about conserving water!) and Sammie B said, "How about I wash some bottles?" She won. He let her.

I think she'd stand in this thing in the kitchen ALL day if we'd let her. We've bought a ton of things to encourage more standing -- her play kitchen, her water table -- but NOTHING has inspired this little girl like this kitchen tower has. WE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

This little purchase has offered Sammie B some newfound independence and perspective!

Worth every penny and then some!


Jen, Paul and Gracie said...

So great :) We have the exact same step stool, and Gracie LOVES hers too! Our other favorite item right now is a Nilo train table. It is higher than most train tables and Is perfect for standing and cruising.

Cristina said...

Love this! I've seen towers like this but was on the fence about them... especially since there are several brands, no one really had experience with them here, and we couldn't try one out first. If you ever get a chance, could you please send me a link to the one you got? Thanks!

laurelsmom said...

;) absolutely amen and then some!

Anne Roberts said...

Awwww... those sweet little developments are surely pleasing to look out for. It's sweet, and surely one of the things that you will cherish before she grows up.