The other day, my cousin and her 12-month-old baby came to visit. I pulled out an array of old baby toys I had lying at the bottom of the toy box, but I really shouldn’t have bothered.
You know what she ended up playing with? The tissue box, squealing with delight as she pulled the white sheets out of the box and we stuffed them back in for her.
It made me think back to the things my boys loved as babies more than their toys. Here are nine of them:
1. Looking at themselves in the mirror
I don’t know if it’s the thrill of a potential ‘playmate’ in the room or just the fun of seeing a little person move and giggle before their very eyes, but my boys used to love interacting with their reflection in the mirror. So much so that ‘mirror’ boy would often receive sloppy kisses. Awww.