Now that Miss Josie has become mobile, childproofing has taken on a whole new meaning at our house. I mean, why sit in the play room and play with the same boring toys you've been playing with for the past 18 months when you can go dig in the dog bowl and throw kibble all over, right? Activities I took for granted in the past (using the restroom, taking a shower, running downstairs to get more diapers) have now become luxuries that I can only sneak in during nap time (if Merryn cooperates and the stars align). But you know what they say about necessity being the mother of all invention...
I hereby present to you "The Junk Yard"
Grannie Deb single-handedly restored my sanity by bringing over this modern day playpen that resembles a chain link fence with junk in it that sits in the corner of our bedroom. Hence, it's been dubbed "the junk yard."
And this little lady has been dubbed "Junk Yard Josie"
She loves her new digs. It's been decorated with all of the essentials: mirrors, books, and musical toys. Occasionally you'll even find a special treasure like an old catalog or an empty water bottle in there which really adds authenticity to the junk yard.
It's spacious, comfortable, and most importantly, safe.
And Junk Yard Josie couldn't be happier!