I'm reading this book called 'Born to Buy' (recommended by my very insightful friends Christine and Kevin) which is about the effects of consumer culture on children (can you guess--not good). So I've been a little more aware of my own relationship to acquiring and have noticed that the internet is really the most dangerous place for me (followed closely by any children's book store, fabric store, yarn store or Target). I'm trying to focus more on our experiences this summer, than on acquisitions. And I think I might ask Al to move the computer to the basement, because I am weak. Very weak.
To wit: look where I spent most of yesterday:
It's a sickness I tell you. And yes, I did make some purchases-because they will enhance our experiences this summer...(or so I tell myself). Here's the biggest covet of all
It looks better in person than in the pictures...
Oh, and if you try to feed Claudia, she takes the food out of her mouth and puts it down on the table, then feeds it to herself. So there.