Tuesday, March 19, 2013

There's a chipmunk in our house

Liam's been chewing on everything like a little chipmunk these days. He chews on his toys, the furniture, clothes and paper. If he can fit it in his mouth, he chews on it.

Including his crib.

For the past couple of months we've come into his bedroom in the morning and he's standing up, chewing on the side of the crib!

His crib does not have one of those plastic protectors on the top, so there are large areas of white paint missing from the inside of the crib. I hate to admit it, but he's been eating a bit of paint. Not cool.

I brainstormed on how to deter him from chewing on the crib and an idea popped into my head! You know those fleece blankets that people make all of the time, where two different pieces of fabric are tied together around the edge of the blanket? Well, I thought to myself, what if I buy a long piece of fleece and then tie it around the top of the crib?

Liam and I took a trip to Jo Ann Fabrics and bought a strip of brown fleece. I draped the fabric over the long side of the crib and then cut out squares so I could tie the fabric into bows between the rungs.

It worked!

He still chews and sucks on the fabric, but at least he's not consuming little bits of white paint :)

And the brown fabric matches really well with the retro brown/green/blue bed skirt that my grandma made for me.

No more teeth marks
Mission accomplished

I forgot to post my Daily Smiles from last week...

Things that made me smile two weeks ago:

I spent time with my niece in the morning

I made progress on my artwork

I had fun looking at Matt's baby photos

Liam and I watched my mom bowl

I had fun pinning things on Pinterest (I'm addicted!)

We rented the last Twilight movie and drank screwdrivers

I had time to do some reading

Things that made me smile last week:

I enjoyed reading about Sheboygan's history

Liam took four steps in a row!

I had an hour to myself outside of our house, I went to Target and the library

Liam and I listened to the ice and waves crashing on the shore of Lake Michigan

We made an Irish meal in the slow cooker

We celebrated Beth's birthday

We visited Matt's grandma in the nursing home

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