Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Expose Yourself: Day 1

That sounds dirty, doesn't it? :) So, I've decided to do a photo challenge, mostly for myself, but if you'd like to play along, I'd love to see your images. NO nudity!! That title is just for fun!

I made some vague clues that give me a starting point and I'll pick one every weekday and take a picture based on the clue. If you want to play, just use the logo above (and link it back to Cookies For Breakfast) and post your photo on your blog. Then, leave a comment on my website that includes the link to your blog. If we get several responses, I'll feature one person's photo the next day.

Here is my clue jar...

And here is today's clue....

Something I wish I'd never bought

And here is that something.... that make silly sounds. I have to admit that we still use the baby monitor for our three-year old. I don't know if that is normal, but I still cling to the comfort of knowing what is going on in her room. She gets up and comes into our room when she wakes up, but for the most part, she will just call if she needs something.

Back to the toys that make silly sounds....Sure, they sound cute and fun in the daylight, but when your child insists on sleeping with every stuffed animal she owns, you end up hearing very strange noises coming from her bed in the middle of the night. For instance, at 3 am, you might hear a pained child's voice whining, "I don't feeeel so well," and you panic because you know that will soon be followed by the messy, "I need to frow up." But, after you get your bearings, you realize that your child has simply rolled over onto Doctor Me Care Bear and you will not be cleaning up carrot chunks after all.

Or when Elmo suddenly issues a, "He, he. That tickles!" and you picture a purvey clown that has snuck into your child's room. All of these sound extra creepy in the dark--like those kid's voices that they use on horror movies to freak you out.

Note to new parents: DO NOT buy these toys if you want sanity in the wee hours. (That is, after your child has learned to sleep. We all know about the insanity of the newborn, of course.)


  1. hey...saw your twitter comment about a pocket for a kiddos bed? i got one for noah's bed to hold his paci's when he was small- now his books- and i got it at usa baby. did you find one?

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  3. Oops, wrong account. :) I didn't find anything today, but I think I'll look around on the Internet. Where is USA Baby?

  4. Here is my entry....