"In order to have this very special bonding craft moment with Leta we had to go buy some construction paper, and yes, I am very aware of what this says about me that we didn't already have some at the house. I mean, babies come out of the womb with a placenta, a pacifier, a tupperware container of Cheerios, and a stack of construction paper." [On being a better homemaker | dooce ®.]
This makes me laugh out loud for multiple reasons -- among them because it's a rare day that my little girl doesn't eat some Cheerios (although not in the volume of her toddler days) -- I'd love to know how many boxes we've gone through in her life so far and because until very recently, I didn't have any construction paper in the house, either. I love my little monkey dearly, but we don't do a ton of craft projects together. We collaborate sometimes, but usually I set her up with paints or markers or rubber stamps.