And of course, playpens are necessities. When the little tike is getting cranky and tired, just plop em in with a few chew toys and a bottle of water, and let em fuss themselves out. And they will fuss. They will raise a ruckus, kickin and screamin. Just sit close by so they can see you, grin and bear it. May sound cruel, but tired ones, unless absolutely exhausted (even then there's a battle), will scream and holler. Let em.
Playpens double as aquiriums. Just drop in Cheerios like fish food, and watch em nibble it up.
Made the mistake today (we're watching one under a year old) of sharing a wee sip of coffee. His little mouth puckered up, his face puckered up, spit up a little and swallowed the rest. Then wanted more. You could just see his little pupils react to our oil-slick coffee caffiene. Zounds!
T6 (Thomas J Williams, VI) has a slight case of the squirts, so he's been cranky all day from disrupted sleep. His mom should be here in a few hours. Then us grandparents can get some much needed rest ourselves. After we sugar him up, of course.