Saturday, August 18, 2007

Lucas' Favorite Things

Lucas is growing into such a big boy! His 1st birthday is fast approaching (August 29th) and he seems to get busier and busier by the day.

We really don't have that many toys for Lucas, but he seems to enjoy junk just as much as real toys, if not more. Some of Lucas' favorite things are boxes, dirty diapers (we don't let him play with these on purpose, but they seem to be what he most desires), pots and pans, measuring spoons, cell phones, and anything else he can bang on the tile to make loud noises. One of his most expensive toys is the vacuum. It's a Filter Queen like the ones I used to sell to people for a couple grand when we were living in Utah. He loves to push it around and play with all the parts. Oh, and his most expensive toy is my ring box -- with my wedding ring inside it makes a great rattle. When Lucas isn't chewing, shaking, or banging these toys, he's probably throwing them down the stairs.

Aside from making noise, Lucas also loves to open and close doors and drawers. He loves to play with the new TV stand with a couple doors and drawers, or he will spend a long time opening and closing the only cabinet that isn't locked in the kitchen. He likes to empty all the contents, bang them on the tile, perhaps crawl in the cabinet, and then move on to something else...

Something like the broiler drawer, for example. He discovered this fun toy just a few days ago and has been driving me insane ever since. Lucas likes to open the drawer, put some toys inside it and then climb in the drawer himself. Tonight he actually tried to push the drawer around the kitchen, but I would have none of that.

I think Lucas' favorite weird toy is the fireplace. Yes, the place where most people have real logs, fake logs, candles, or some rod iron thing (to hold said logs). Well, we had to take the rod iron thing out so Lucas wouldn't clobber himself. The kid has always had a fascination with the fireplace, but this past week he started climbing all the way inside the fireplace with a couple toys. Then he just crawls in and out over and over. I'm trying to teach him to come out feet first, but he prefers to come out head first, so sometimes we have a head bonk, but nothing too major.

I thought Lucas deserved his own song for his creativity with his "toys" so we wrote this little ditty to the tune of "My Favorite Things." I encourage you to sing along.

Lucas' Favorite Things

Sucking on noses and red oven mittens
Everything that I touch soon will be bitten.
Shiny pots and pans that go “Crash! Bang! Ting!”
These are a few of my favorite things

Ugly old boxes that I can go hide in
The shower loofah - I find it excitin’
That dirty diaper - it made my bum sting
These are a few of my favorite things

The vacuum cleaner – I love the attachments
Throw them down the stairs to my mommy’s laments
Bang things on tile and make a few dings
These are a few of my favorite things

When I can’t play
In the fridge or
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad


mandarin said...

lucas reminds me of my kitty. she likes boxes and cabinets, too. cute.

Marco said...

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAA! I sang it aloud! It was even better than the original! (Have you heard the parody on YouTube, something like "Naptime and bedtime and bedtime and naptime, bedtime and naptime and naptime and bedtime..."