All of you parents out there can probably look around the house and see that you’re clearly drowning in stuff…your kiddo’s stuff. I know we can. Just looking around now I see books, bears, a bouncer, a picnic basket, the list goes on and on. But, what I really love are the 10×5 foot play mats on the living room floor (the bright red, yellow, green and blue accent the walls well). And who could forget the tub toys? They are cascading out of the shower toy holder they make specifically for kiddos with a ton of tub toys! But, not all of her stuff is so bad…
I’m talking about the foam letters. I’m sure all of you have at least seen these at some point. About a million come in a pack, and there is no rhyme or reason as to how many there are, or how many of the same letter they include (can I get a vowel?!). Since we are drowning in these letters, my hubby and I have made an unspoken game out of using them for Shower Scrabble (I capitalize those letters because it is a real term, look it up… no don’t). It has become quite competitive, actually. The other day he made a nine letter word (who thinks of moonshine?!)! Just for kicks, I came back with a word that was rated PG-13 to make up for what I lacked in length.
For those of you unfamiliar, these letters stick on the wall with just a little water, and we put them high enough so the babe cannot touch our ‘board.’ No worries, we give her ones to play with too, but they’re the crappy ones we can’t use like an X and the 2 (although I have been known to square stuff). Oddly enough, we don’t really talk about it, the game speaks for itself. As I get in the shower, I just check for his new words, and do all that I can to trump them (which I normally do with the exception of moonshine). This all takes place somewhere between shaving my legs and letting my conditioner set in.
We are just making the most of our new ‘decor!’ We have to have our playtime too (get your mind out of the gutter)! God knows parenthood isn’t as glamorous as we would like it to be (try looking at poop in a cloth diaper; it will never be glam, I don’t care if its manufactured by Louis Vuitton). So Shower Scrabble it up, you will totally be one Chic (and well-versed) Mama!