Monday, September 10, 2007
Meet Toodles and Mama Toodles. To most people, they would appear to be child safety locks to be put on cabinet doors, but to our daughter, they are Toodles, the handy machine from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, that helps Mickey get out of various jams by offering up odd tools at the most critical moments. Today Toodles and Mama Toodles have helped us clean our playroom, find special leaves, and get to the bathroom before we have an accident. In return, we've put them down for a nap, taken them on hiking trips, swung them in the hammock, and read bedtime stories to them. It's in moments like these that I long for the untainted creativity of a child.