"When you plant beans, you get......beans."
In our house, we call this "The Bean Theory". I'm sure you've heard many versions of this old adage, but this is our personal favorite. We use it in a joking manner to make fun of negative traits that our girls have inherited from us.
As I was shopping for birthday gifts for Finley's first birthday, I wondered if she has inherited a love of all things old like her girlie relatives on our side of the family. I decided to put my theory to the test and buy her something old and something new and see which she preferred.
I spied this toy stroller hanging from the ceiling at Second Hand Rose in Buffalo, MN.
Can a 1 year old possibly see the beauty in these well worn wheels?
Does she see the patina that time has created?
Will she wonder who it belonged to before her?
Let's sweeten the pot, shall we?
Look at this face!
Can she sense that he was very important to another young child long, long ago?
Megan asked each guest to bring a book for Finley's library.
I found this century old classic book for just a few dollars in an antique mall. Will she appreciate the beautiful illustrations and think about the others who have read this book in the previous 100 years?
Somehow I don't think this will still be around for another generation of children to play with.
So, which one did she choose?
The jury is still out on that one. She really took off walking with the security of holding onto the bright yellow plastic handle of the shiny new toy. She also loved the vintage stroller. Until she flipped it over on top of her, and tried to climb into it, and almost got her fingers stuck in the wheel spokes. It has been put away up high, out of reach until her beans develop.
Happy 1st Birthday Finley!
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