Everybody knows Ms. Meltingpot loves books like a chunky boy loves cake. And of course, I want my kids to share my love for the written word. Babygirl seems to be on the right track, but like all babies in the under two set, reading books and eating books is much the same thing to my daughter. At this stage in her development, babygirl just loves to take a book, rip the pages out and stuff them in her little mouth.
So, dear readers, imagine Ms. Meltingpot’s joy and surprise to stumble upon these awesome books at my local indie bookstore. They’re called Indestructibles and claim to be “Non-toxic, teething proof, drool proof, 100% washable and they can’t be torn or crumpled.”
I was intrigued. But when I saw this title:
I had to buy it for Babygirl. Yes, it’s Mary Had a Little Lamb and Mary happens to be a little, brown, African girl. *Score* Indestructible and ethnically diverse? I’ll take two! Actually, I only bought one and plan to give it to Babygirl as soon as she wakes up from her nap. If she can’t tear it to pieces, I’m going back for more. Did I mention the books are less than $5.00?
Today was a good day. Has anyone else heard of these Indestructibles? Has your baby been able to destroy them? Do you give your babies books to
eat, read? Why or why not?
You know I’m listening.