Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cheburashka and macaroni

Meet Cheburshka, Kitten's new beloved toy. He is a Russian cartoon character and when pressed he sings his song from a movie. Usually I don't approve such toys (from Waldorf's standpoint) but Kitten saw him at a friend's house, fell in love with him and they offered to let him visit for a couple of weeks. I was hoping she would get over him fairly quickly but it is taking longer than I expected. At least now she is not constantly listening to him sing! Anyway, back to the point. I gave Kitten a new sensory box, this time with just elbow macaroni as I find that she gets distracted and overwhelmed if I add too much stuff. Of course, Cheburashka had to join the fun!
 He was taking a macaroni shower...
 hiding in it...
and even when Kitten was spooning on her own he could not stay aside and not help. I left for a minute and when I came back I saw this:
Apparently he filled the whole cup on his own! What a good little helper!


  1. These pictures are so funny, I keep looking at them and laughing :D So cute!

  2. Buy the poor girl a Cheburashka of her own already! She looks so happy with him! Here, Aren't you a firm believer in natural way of things? So am I, and I believe that if a child really likes something, she shouldn't be deprived of it because of parents' strict beliefs. C'mon, one singing toy ain't gonna kill ya! ;)) You can take the battery out, fot God's sake :))

  3. Natural way of things as in close to nature, not as in let your kids choose the way they develop. I think so far I know better what is good for her development. I know, I sound like one of those Moms :) When you call me I can explain why I think such toys are not good for kids. I am letting her get it out of her system, I did not refuse the offer to borrow it, after all! I am sure she will get tired of him eventually and I don't want another toy laying around that I don't enjoy having in my house (poor Cheburashka, I feel bad for him too but you've got to do what you think is right for your family).