Wednesday, November 14, 2007

My Toddler seems to be into running around with her blankie these days. She doesn't want to let go of it until a few hours after breakfast- which I don't mind so much because we do laundry every two days or so. And so we launder it constantly. Just enough to keep the chocolate stains and banana stains and juice/milk/ketchup stains out of it.

I wonder what it is, that small children enjoy bathing in food so much? It's a great tactile experience for them. Wonderful for exploring textures, sensory, all those other things that kids have to know and get into in order to make the most of their world. Unfortunately there's still a small part of me that wonders why it seems so necessary for them to accumulate the experiences on their clothing. There's got to be a way to learn with bathing in applesauce every afternoon.

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