Tuesday, March 20, 2012

TAT ~ Playing in the Kitchen

I'm linking up with Growing Up Geeky this week for Toddle Along Tuesday.  This week's topic is 'your child's favorite activity'.

Now, there are tons of things that Andrew likes to do on any given day, but one thing that he loves no matter what day it is, is playing in the kitchen.  No, he doesn't have a play kitchen that keeps him occupied - he loves to destroy our kitchen.

The first thing he goes for is the bottom drawer with all of the kitchen towels.  He'll busy himself opening and closing the drawer a few times and then he'll dive right in and pull all the towels out flinging them all over the kitchen.

He also loves the rugs in there - throwing them around the kitchen and playing with the no skid mats that are underneath them.

"Would you like these, mommy?"                    .

He hasn't quite figured out how to get the pantry doors open (thank god for small favors), but if I have to open them to get something he comes flying over to start playing with the items on the bottom shelves.  He particularly likes the rolled up shelf liners and the pouches of rice sides.  We've made sure to relocate any glass jars to higher shelves out of his reach. The last thing we need is a baby covered in spaghetti sauce and broken glass.

Lastly, he has now discovered the tupperware cabinet. He likes to grab some of the containers and lids and crawl over to the washer and dryer and bang them off of the doors.

 "Oooh - fun stuff that makes noise!"

Notice the lids and containers he left over by the washer and dryer     .

Even though he can make a mess, I'm glad that he likes playing in the kitchen because it means he can keep himself occupied while I'm getting dinner ready and I don't have to worry about him wandering off.  I just have to worry about him shoving the tupperware lids under the dryer - never to be seen again...

So - what does your little one like to play with??


  1. Our boys love going through cabinets and now the dishwasher. Oh and the spice rack is always a ton of fun...and a mess. Your little guy is too cute! Visiting from TAT!

  2. E LOVES the tupperware drawer. Andrew is so stinking cute crawling around.

  3. My little guy loves the fridge. If it's open he comes running, grabs whatever he can (usually the mustard) and goes running!

    1. That is hilarious! Luckily Andrew can't reach anything (yet), but he does love the fridge (as evidenced by my post last Wednesday). :)

  4. LOL this must keep him entertained for a while! So many drawers! Mikayla is just starting to grab stuff. She loves her plastic/rubber keys! She will sit in her bumbo and chow down on them

  5. Wow! That looks like my kitchen when Maggie gets done with it. I have had to rearrange things so she has places she is allowed to play in. It's so cute to watch them.

  6. I try to keep Carina out of the kitchen because she does the same thing!