Ben is reaching the point in toddlerhood where he likes to have all his stuff with him. Now often this is cute, and we just let him amass all the items he thinks he needs to sit down and play. Usually it is a lovie, some toys, his sippy, and maybe a snack if one is available. Like I said, it’s cute and really not a big deal, so we let it happen. Well, Ben enjoys sitting with me at my desk while I work. Now he has his own keyboard, and I can put that in front of my own and work. It’s a little slow, but we manage. However, the number of items he wants to bring up to work with him keeps growing. Last time this happened, there was his sippy, several snack cups (only one of which had a snack in it), his football lovie, his shape sorter, his toy tablet, several foam letters, his laptop, and his stacking rings. I already tend to have more than enough items on my desk. It is getting a bit hard to work around here.
|This was after I removed some items.|
|Yes, I do need all of this, Mommy.|
Since we had no more room to work, we did the only logical thing we could.