Tot Takeover

I swear our toddler drops it like it’s hot when “Ode to Joy” plays. And I swear she didn’t get that from me.
What she did get from me (and her dad and our huge extended families) are a ton of toys.
There’s a Winnie the Pooh alphabet block wagon that codependently asks if we’ve seen Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet. Pooh’s alphabet song sounds like a necromancy chant when its batteries run low.
There’s an elephant that blows plastic balls out of its trunk. Z shoved a block and some crayons in and it sounded like a dying T-Rex.
In short, my family room looks like a daycare center.
And it’s driving me nuts.
I mean it’s hard to have a sexy couple’s night in with a movie and wine when we’re staring at a green plastic turtle with an insipid grin that encourages us to ” bounce and play.”
Truth is, we’re running out of room in this home.
Which is too bad because we LOVE this house and neighborhood. And of course, because we’re addicted to DIY , we have plenty of ideas to put the final spit shine and polish on our starter home.
We’re gonna pare down some of the toys but we’d also love some ideas on how to stretch a few more miles out of this place storage-wise.



About domesticpolichick

My life is a crazy jumble of sitcom-level domestic hijinks and fast-paced political reporting in the nation's capital. Breastfeeding while doing a phone interview with a senator...yep, I've done it and no, I won't reveal the name. Toddler calling a member of Congress on the cell..yeah, that really did happen. Pregnant in high heels on Capitol Hill trying to chase down a particularly grumpy senator, yeah...that was nuts. But what can I say? I'm just one domestic polichick trying to figure out the work-life balance.
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2 Responses to Tot Takeover

  1. Bill Day says:

    Welcome to parenthood. It will only get worse – or better – depending on your point of view.

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