Whoever coined the phrase, “Monkey see, monkey do” must have spent a lot of time around small kids. Even though I don’t remember copying my parents when I was a wee one because most of my pre-NKOTB memories have been blotted out*, I know that it must’ve happened because my own kid wants everything that I even hint at liking. My beloved cup of coffee this morning was hijacked when she grabbed it and deposited a tennis ball in it. I don’t know what’s worse: that she drank a little of my high-octane brew or that she got a mouthful of tennis ball that we found adjacent to a garbage can at the park.
*The image of Donnie Wahlberg in shredded jeans will do that to the brain.
I was in need of a small handbag that I could carry all my essentials (ie, ID, phone, keys, debit card, hand sanitizer, extra pacifiers) around in, but I knew that once my new bag arrived, Cee would become fixated on it and hijack it for her own. Wouldn’t you? It’s adorable! Look at those sad little frogs.
So I did what any good mother who
wants to be left alone for five minutes loves her child does: I got Cee her own purse too, one with gnomes all over it. Well, not a purse per se: it’s technically a pencil case, but she found many, many things to put in it.
Like her keys. And her phone. And her plastic Oscar the Grouch. Y’know, the essentials. It also fits a random plastic post that goes with those Fischer-Price ring toys.
Happy mama, happy daughter.
There’s a lot to love about all the wares of The Tragic Whale. Kerry makes everything in her store (clutches, pencil bags, coin purses, makeup bags, etc.) and that includes her patterns. She only creates functional products that she would use herself. In fact, all of her products were born out of necessity of things that she needed. Many of her pieces are made from organic cotton, and each piece is 100% one-of-a-kind and made to withstand toddlers and accident-prone adults alike. Try your worst: just toss ’em in the wash and they’re good to go!
This week, Kerry is going to be offering readers of The Waiting an awesome deal. Just enter the code TheWaiting15 at checkout and you will receive 15% off your purchase!
But wait! That’s not all! Kerry is generously giving away an amazing prize pack that includes your choice of THREE items from her store! If you win, you can chose any three items from The Tragic Whale as long as they are in three separate product categories. That means that your mini-me can have her or his own little accessory too! (Although it’s OK if you want to hoard it all yourself.)