This is an interesting issue. I’m not entirely sure where I stand on it, but I can see how it raises some questions. For one thing though, I don’t think the adult/collectible action figures in Toys R Us are set apart very distinctly from everything else and to me they do seem a little out of place being there at all just considering the nature of the store and the fact that plenty of other more appropriate stores carry these things (and usually at a much better price). I personally don’t mind my kid seeing just about anything as long as I am nearby to answer questions, but I understand other parents are a bit more strict about these things so Toys R Us might be able to stand to make a little bit more of an effort. I can’t recall off the top of my head how high on the shelves things like this are… at least that could be something…

Annie’s little bunny Bernie is going on a wild rocket ride! #rocketship #space #crafting #cutpaper #recycle

Annie’s little bunny Bernie is going on a wild rocket ride! #rocketship #space #crafting #cutpaper #recycle

dollywantacracker so far I have been mostly stock piling everything I make with the idea that I will open an Etsy shop or do an art show or something eventually.  But I have given a few away as gifts and sold a handful as well to people (mostly friends) who reached out with interest in a particular one. My Facebook page facebook.com/roxysrocketsandmore has albums showing everything I’ve made so far.

dollywantacracker so far I have been mostly stock piling everything I make with the idea that I will open an Etsy shop or do an art show or something eventually. But I have given a few away as gifts and sold a handful as well to people (mostly friends) who reached out with interest in a particular one. My Facebook page facebook.com/roxysrocketsandmore has albums showing everything I’ve made so far.

Back at it. Why does a week hiatus feel like forever? #crafting #cutpaper #rocketship #space #recycle #reuse

Back at it. Why does a week hiatus feel like forever? #crafting #cutpaper #rocketship #space #recycle #reuse

Going to Joanne’s Fabrics does weird things to my brain.

I feel like I can do or make anything while simultaneously feeling like I am capable of nothing.

And I have never wanted a giant box of assorted buttons for no reason so badly in my life.

Patches? We don’t need no stinkin’ patches!

And yet we do. Last year. This year. And probably every year for the foreseeable future.

It seems like this year has been full of sub par pumpkin patch trips for a lot of us. What gives? 

Oh… maybe it’s those of us who have 2-3 year olds… that could have something to do with it.

Expectations are a bitch and grumpy toddlers are grumpy.

My Halloween version of “Elf on the Shelf” is “Giant Spider in the Night”. Each night for the last few nights I’ve been putting spider webs in a new spot then when Billy wakes up in the morning he discovers the new webs and is BLOWN away. I tell him a a giant spider has been coming during the night and leaving his webs. Luckily he isn’t terrified and actually thinks it’s pretty cool :)

My Halloween version of “Elf on the Shelf” is “Giant Spider in the Night”. Each night for the last few nights I’ve been putting spider webs in a new spot then when Billy wakes up in the morning he discovers the new webs and is BLOWN away. I tell him a a giant spider has been coming during the night and leaving his webs. Luckily he isn’t terrified and actually thinks it’s pretty cool :)

Our trip to Forneris Farms!

We only lasted about an hour or so, but in that hour there was a petting zoo (mostly goats), a pony ride (that Billy did NOT want to do so we skipped), a train ride, a quick lunch, and then picking out pumpkins. We decided not to pay the extra money for the “Fall Frolic” area because we weren’t sure Billy would give a care. So we headed home and Billy passed out immediately in the car. His mood was so up and down the whole time. I guess next year we’ll go after naptime instead of before. More possibility of enjoyment. It was a good time though and we love out pumpkins!

Passed out after a pretty darn short trip to a farm for pumpkins. More pictures to share later…

Passed out after a pretty darn short trip to a farm for pumpkins. More pictures to share later…

Oh man, they’re multiplying…
I have no self control.

Oh man, they’re multiplying…
I have no self control.