Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Babies Have It Made

We leave tomorrow morning for Denver, for Wedding #3. I've been at my brother's since Sunday night visiting him, my sister-in-law and my little niece, who's almost 8 months old. I'm having a great time, but there's something that my niece (who I have described in previous posts as sarcastic and ironic) has brought to my attention: babies have awesome sh*t.

No really, they do. All their toys do, like, a bagillion different things (yes, I just used the word bagillion and 'like' in the same sentence; your welcome valley girls). Their toys move, sing, light up, and all the while, they're teaching you something. Are you kidding me? Put my chemistry lesson in a song and have it sung to me by a dancing, multicolored, light up elephant and I dare you to bet against me in a periodic table stand-off. Usually, my homework gets pushed to the last minute because I'm distracted by something with lots of lights and sounds (read: the television) so I don't see why something even more fabulously distracting wouldn't be a brilliant idea. Heck, it works for babies...

And when did everything in the adult world become so boring? Since I've grown up, everything has a "sleek" and "modern" feel. Well maybe I don't want "sleek" or "modern", maybe I want a phone that's bulky and bright yellow with pink and purple buttons. I guarantee I wouldn't lose it near as often. An elegant chandelier? How about a vivid and vibrant airplane mobile above the dining room table? And screw the silent, stainless steel kitchen appliances, how about a little music every time the refrigerator fills my glass with ice or water, or a fluorescent green stove with blue burners? Ones that change from blue to red to yellow depending on how hot they are. You know, color coded so people like me who, for some reason, completely ignore the fact that just because the burner is off it doesn't mean it's not still hot. Safety first, I always say.

And don't even get me started on clothing. I was wondering through Gap Kids today (which is ridiculously expensive by the way, I wonder how they sleep at night) and I couldn't help wishing I was still 2 feet tall. There was a little snowsuit with footies and mittens attached to the hands and feet, (attached!) with a fuzzy hoody and a built-in face-mask/windbreaker. Why don't they make those for adults? No not snowsuits with mittens and snow boots sold separately, the all-in-one deal, like they did back in the good ol' days when I was apparently...4.

And transportation? I'm even willing to temporarily chill the eff' out about the snail's pace my jet pack is coming along if someone will just answer my question of why the hell don't I have my own stroller? If I could find an adult size one I'm sure my friends and I wouldn't mind trading off with it. How incredibly awesome would it be to get pushed around the grocery store, attempting to cause as much destruction in the cereal isle as humanly possible with absolutely no consequences because, hey, you're in a stroller, you don't know any better. And if you were somewhere that takes forever to get your shopping done (like Wallmart or Costco, where they only have four cash registers open), you could cuddle up with your super-soft blanky and stuffed zebra and take a little nap. Thirsty? Hungry? Fear not, I'm sure any kind of satisfaction is but an arm's length (or a loud warning squeal) away. There are so many pockets and useful gadgets on those things I have no idea why I ever spent my money on luggage in the first place. My suitcase doesn't even have a cup holder.

This trip so far has been eye-opening. I need to get me some cool-ass baby sh*t, except for, you know, adults or something.

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  1. Hi,

    Lovely blog! I'm your newest follower! Hope you can follow me back :)


  2. Following you back ofcourse :)
    Lovely blog <3

  3. Great stuff!
    Hello - I'm your newest follower from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. Please follow me back and feel free to drop by anytime.



  4. I totally agree. If you get aq chance check out my post from last Friday - kids have it made too :) I'm your latest Give a Hoot follower this Wednesday. Hope you can stop by and return the favor soon :)

  5. You said it. I have a toddler and the toys that she has are pretty amazing. And the stroller in your pic is the same stroller my dear little one cruises in....I wish I could be a baby again. New follower would love it if you could come by and visit.....

  6. I'm laughing, because I totally agree. And if you find an adult stroller (is that a hover round thingie), I'm there with you!

  7. Thanks for following! And you are so right! Audrey has much better s**t than I do...that's for sure!

  8. Babies do have the best stuff. haha.I'm a new follower from the hop. Hope you can stop by! www.mamasmusingsblog.blogspot.com

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog, following u back

  10. haha, it's great what you said about baby toys and homework... what a bout education programs? (on tv, that is ^^)

  11. This post is awesome because it does seem like the kiddies have all the awesome play things!

  12. Funny post! I can see you're enjoying the kiddie experience!!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  13. They do have it made, and every generation has cooler things than the one before it. Lucky babies!

  14. Hop'in by from 'Thoughtful Thursday Blog Hop'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

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