I’ve tried to sew exactly 3 times while my kids are at home with me, the 3rd and the last being over 5 years ago. For some reason, as soon as I sit on my sewing machine or get out my pattern and fabric to cut, they either sit on my lap and wants to “help” me sew, or teach them how to sew, or sit on the fabric and find it’s nesting spot like a cat would. Come to think of it, I had a cat growing up and my kids are very much like my cats, following me everywhere, even to the bathroom! Another thing they have in common is they’re so darn adorable you can’t even get mad. How can you get mad that they just want your attention and want to play with you?
So with my son, I’ve never even attempted to sew while he’s awake because he’s just as much of my little shadow as his sisters were, if not more. So when I was designing my sewing room, I knew I wanted to create a space right next to my sewing space, of fun, lasting toys for him. Then life got busy and it wasn’t in my top priority so when Mentari Toys reached out to offer to gift us some toys, it couldn’t have been any more perfect. They sell the most adorable wooden toys, I always study the website to see if I’d want to work with a company and 10 seconds in of browsing their website, I knew it was a definite yes! I love wooden toys because they’re natural, sturdy, long lasting and so cute. Jay and I were setting up the train set a few weeks ago(okay fine, it was just Jay as I just watched and talked), and he said these were made really well, better than the Thomas and Friends train set, which we also have. I loved it so much I got 3 more train sets to gift to my siblings’ nieces and nephews for Christmas. Not only am I going to be the coolest grandma ever, I am the coolest aunt ever. 😉
Jay makes fun of me because the main reason why I am a huge fan of wooden toys is because they last forever so that I could save it for my future grandchildren. Call me a dork, but that excites me so much! To have a toy room full of the coolest toys, many of them the ones that their own parents grew up playing with! I’m going to be the coolest and the most fun grandma ever, you just wait and see.
I love asking older people their life stories and their perspectives(I am an old soul, I’ve always loved talking to people a lot older than me), and every grandparent I know tells me that being a grandparent is the most magical thing in the world, even more than being parents. My theory I came up with is that it’s because they get all the good from being a parent, and none of the hardships. They don’t need to stress or worry about what they’re doing/not doing, teaching/not teaching, no pressure to raise the grandchildren to be upright citizens since the parents got that covered, while the society is hard on the parents and very judgmental and comparative of one another, grandparents do not! They are free to give them candy without worrying whether the child had enough sweets for the day and whether he/she will get cavities, they can hand off the baby to the parent as soon as it needs a diaper change. What do you think, do you agree?
This is a paid post, in partnership with Mentari Toys. As always, I am super picky with the companies I support and will always give you 100% honesty. Thank you so much for your support, it means so much to me, especially after this whole drama with one of my blog agencies.