Monday, December 5, 2011
One Sassy Grandma – Holiday Toy Safety Post #1
One super important element to toy safety is the “grandmother effect.” This is as looming as a fork in a light socket (well, kind of a dramatic analogy, but you get the drift). Parents must be super vigilant hawks when it comes to presents received by others.
Here’s my story: One Sassy Doctor (me, Dr. Jen) is the daughter of One Sassy Mother (aka – my mom) who is One Sassy Grandmother to my 4 kids and 5 nieces & nephews (Shout out to you pookies!). I love this woman to pieces, and so do my kids. We affectionately call her Grandma Bunny (Her first name is Bonni), and we’ve hopped around having fun for a long time. One Sassy Grandma is also a bargain-dollar-store-kinda-lady. I’m all for a discount coupons and saving the buckeroos, but this could present a major safety issues for babies & toddlers. There were times when I smiled and said thank you and then … toys went right into the garbage pail—purely because of my safety concerns. Please don’t forward this to One Sassy Grandma!
I love you, One Sassy Grandma and please pick up a polka dot striped bikini with stick out flowers on the tush next time you go to the dollar store, ok? I could also use 4,000 clothespins. :)