Do I Have a Target on My Back?

I must.

I SWEAR with that place. Target, I mean.

Last Friday afternoon, the girls and I went to Target. The Teenager was to be Cinderella at a five-year-old’s birthday party the next day, and we went in search of a blue headband. We found one for one dollar! Score, right?

No. I spent $58. And change. And most of it was (of freaking course) spent on the baby.

So, ok, Babystar needed new socks. She has a big bin of infant socks that we have been stretching over her getting-so-big toddler toes. And I have been searching for socks that SHE could easily put on (which means NOT the fold down kind) and that had a lot of rubbery grippy bits on the bottom because she is forever at a soft play room in her socks. Ta-daaa! $10.49.


Also, the Dollar Aisle had kid’s sunglasses. The black pair might be a little big LOL. $3.


And can Cat and Jack please stop being so freaking CUTE? And CHEAP? $4.50? Did a child make this shirt? Don’t tell me. I guess I should investigate this. Dammit. I love them so. It all seems too good to be true, though.


(Babystar was SUCH A GOOD SPORT about modeling all of these for me!! She even had the ‘impatient but whatever’ attitude that I imagine most models have. Except Chrissy Teigen. Obvs.)

I also bought more of the foamy Method soap. Dispensers and refills. Babystar likes washing her hands. To be accurate, Babystar LOVES washing her hands. Which is great. Time-consuming but great. I also wash my hands waaaay more due to diaper changes and sticky watermelon so all hand soap purchased Friday goes on Babystar’s tab. $12.97.





YOU GUYS! Babystar is learning baby signs! She’s so smart!

I have been only sorta kinda teaching her the baby signs. I never even read this book. (I think I’ll go read it now!) We mostly do ‘eat’ and ‘water’ and ‘more.’ It’s mostly me doing them during mealtimes, but also sometimes the Teenager or the Husband.


Last night Babystar had the wiggles at bedtime so her dad took her downstairs to play while I tried to sleep. Soon he came upstairs to ask if she could be hungry BECAUSE SHE KEPT DOING THE SIGN FOR ‘MORE’.

I am so proud of her.

And yes, she was hungry and enjoyed a bowl of Cheerios and then settled down and was asleep soon after.

I kind of can’t believe it. The baby is a smart.


Has anyone else had success with baby signs? Around what age did it start to take? What are your favorite/most useful signs?

I just looked up banana and I think it is my new favorite but which ones should I really be learning??