Sea of Thoughts

Okay, I’ll admit that today’s blog post is pretty random.  It happened like this…

We went to a friend’s baby shower this weekend, so of course we looked at their baby registry before that.  And of course I got a catalog from one of those companies last night–Land of Nod.  They have plenty of practical products, but true to form, I fell in love with one of the less essential baby items.  It made me wish that Peanut was in need of some baby toys right now, which he’s not, since he’s a dog.

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It’s the “Be on the Sea Activity Floor Mat.”  I’m not a mom, so I don’t know a lot about child development, etc.  I know next to nothing about that, actually.  So I’m wondering, would this be all that useful?  Would it be useful for three months and then never touched again?  Would you want to cry if your baby puked on it?  I might.

After that train of thought (the semi-logical one), I started thinking about whether Peanut would enjoy this in his dotage.  Maybe he would like being surrounded by stuffed buddies when he can’t walk too well.  Maybe it would be comforting.  And that’s when I realized I needed to put down the baby catalog.

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