Thursday, November 18, 2010
Emma the smart shopper
I feel Emma has her favorite store and it is Barnes and Noble. I prefer smaller, independent book stores but alas there are non where I live there. Anyway, they have a really nice kids section and Emma loves to read books and play with the stuffed animals and jump...yes because that is what she does best is jump on stuff. I took her there last evening because Ant was working late and I just needed to get out! Emma knows that store because the minute we entered it, she ran straight to the back and started grabbing books. She of course did a 'yuck yuck' and I told her I had to go change her and she stopped what she was doing and ran to the bathrooms. I was a little amazed Emma remembered where they were and how that is the place where I change her yuck yuck. Emma also managed to break a plexi shelf that was holding some books. All I heard was a loud crash and Emma saying "I'm sorry, I'm sa sorry". She apparently thought she could sit on it or something to that effect. Now I guess a lot of B&Ns have converted part of their stores into mini toy stores because where the dvds used to be is now a great little play area with a bunch of nice, "smart" toys and tables with blocks and crayons so kids can play and a choo choo train. Emma loves her trains and it was hard pulling her away from that area, but when I said "I have to pay", Emma ran to the check out area, again I was amazed she new the routine. Granted she ran behind the wrap stand, but she was happy with her Wonder Pets book and mini Olivia doll. I also got her a magic painting Christmas book. I know you have to remember these from when you were a kid. All you need is water and a paint brush and like "magic" the color appears. When I saw it I got a little too excited. I feel this is the perfect way for Emma to expand her medium from crayons to water color. I'll let you know how it goes down, I see water everywhere but the book, but she has amazed me before. I want to start teaching Emma about Xmas so when December rolls around she can say Merry Christmas and recognize trees, wreathes, Santa and of course Baby Jesus.