Furniture


My little sister Story really had a rough time during her first few weeks here in the Straw household. The poor thing had her schedule all messed up. She didn’t know when to eat, when to sleep or even when to poop. Sometimes she did all three at the same time!

So a couple weeks ago I decided to take Story under my wing. I put Story in Tess Boot Camp for Aspiring Toddlers. So far, we’ve covered Naps, Bottles, and Reading.

I have to say, Story is turning into quite the star pupil.

She’s got the naps down – today she took three solid ones!!! Bottles, no problem!! She’s taking bottles from Dad, Amanda AND MOM. Even I didn’t take bottles from Mom!

But reading… I don’t know if she “gets” it. See for yourself:

Well, I guess you have to give her props on her Bumbo work.

Ok, gotta run. I have to go monitor Story’s tummy-time.

xoxo
-Tess

I don’t know if my regular readers are aware of this, but I’ve been getting some pretty crazy comment action these days. I mean seriously people, I’m a toddler, watch your language!!!!!

So I just want to make a couple things clear to my new readers (I’m sure all my regulars understand the essense of the blog of Tess, so you guys can just skip ahead…) But for all you newbies… listen up! I need to make a few things very clear. I’ll put it in numerical list format for easier comprehension, I know how you newbies like to skim:

1) I loved the Bumbo;

2) I never really intended to file suit against the makers of Bumbo (please people, are any of you crazy noters actually READING my blog??? see www.m-w.com for some help on this one!);

3) I STILL love the BUMBO!!!!! Check it out:

So with that, I would like to close the chapter on the Bumbo controversy. That’s it, case closed!

In other news, last weekend we went to the spectacular Mom to Mom Halloween party. Can you guess what we are?:



It helps if you can see a closeup of Story:

Any guesses?

You know I’ve always been a sophisticated consumer. My loyal readers will remember that I was not a fan of the Bumbo from the very beginning. Not only did that company engage in blatant false advertising, promising non-stop parties and beach outings, but the seat itself was rather intimidating for a young three-month old Tess.

This is my very unhappy reaction to the so-called Bumbo:

Note that my parents had the good sense to place the seat on the floor, and not an elevated surface.

Anyway, where was I? Oh, yeah. Just as I predicted back in April 2006, the Bumbo seat has actually been RECALLED!!!!

Now a note to all you new readers who have come looking for information on the Bumbo recall, and instead have found my blog: of course I have nothing but the utmost sympathy for any child injured by the Bumbo seat.

Well, gotta run, who knows what other hazardous toys I can uncover – I have to get to work!

xoxo
-Tess

Hi. I apologize for being abrupt in this entry, but I can’t waste any time. There is a seriously dangerous product on the market and it needs to be recalled, like ASAP! It’s the “Bumbo,” the so-called “snug and cozy environment for your baby.” Ha! “snug and cozy!???” try “cruel and terrifying!!!” Check out what happened to me when I got into my Bumbo. Note – this photo has not be altered in any way:

Good thing Mom and Dad acted fast. As soon as they saw my horrified expression they ran around the room like crazy people snapping photos, no doubt for the imminent lawsuit. Sometimes having two lawyers in the family really pays off. Bumbo people, BEWARE, we’re gonna sue the pants right off your BUMBO!