I'm proud to say I put a toy grill together today after receiving four missing screws in the mail from the manufacturer. Felix had been enamored with the same grill at a Mother's Day party in a plush Hollywood mansion, so of course we had to get him one.
To see Felix mesmerized by any particular object is a joy I wasn't prepared for. To see his eyes light up and focus on the colors, exploring textures with his tiny fingers, putting things in his mouth to find out if they're edible or disgusting...his profound curiosity is inspiring.
And there's a big chance I'm projected my own boredom onto his ubiquitous arsenal of entertainment, but that's another story, if it's not already obvious why I would ever be bored as an insularly-kept anti-social stay-at-home-mommy. Thank goodness for lush amenities and ice cold air conditioning--one Brooklyn summer in an airless apartment is all one needs to appreciate that for the rest of eternity.
I'm thinking about investing in a sturdy steel or titanium screwdriver so the tip won't get warped whenever I try to put something together in the future. I don't know anything about tools, but I do know the screwdriver I currently own is from an Ikea tool set and it's a total piece of crap.
The hammer's fine, but a rock from the driveway could put the same nails in the wall. I'm, two seconds away from googling "what is the hardest material a Phillips screwdriver can be made from"...high carbon steel it says--which is better than low carbon steel.
Guess that's going on the ol' Amazon wishlist--along with an International Playthings Flash Beat Drum and Elememosqueeze blocks, which according to the description, are great for learning the alphabet, in the tub, or just to hold and chew wherever.