Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Because You Never Know When You May Need a Good Hammer. . . .

A few weeks ago, at the YMCA birthday party for the babies, Henry got a toolbench. This toolbench came with a screwdriver and a hammer. Well, Henry loves the toolbench and likes the screwdriver okay. But, he has never really gotten a chance to try out the hammer (which is a little sad, considering Henry's nickname is "The Hammer").

Anyway, Henry has never bonded much with the hammer because Piper doesn't allow anyone else to play with the hammer. Piper LOVES the hammer. She is terrified that someone else will get the hammer, and screams if anyone goes into the playroom before she does. As soon as she is in the playroom, she starts searching for the hammer, and goes and grabs it. Occasionally she'll start screeching and I'll go in there to find that Rosemary has the hammer and Piper wants it back.

And Piper can do anything while holding onto the hammer. She can walk, crawl, sit, play with other toys, just anything while never letting go of it. We do leave the hammer in the playroom and she seems to understand that and has no problem letting it go, but if we didn't leave it in the playroom, I don't think she'd ever put it down.

Sunday, I took pictures of Piper holding the hammer. Notice that these pictures are from throughout the day, and not just in one session. The hammer is never far from Piper. Because you never know when you may need a good hammer. . . .













3 comments:

Lindsey Wolfe said...

Too Cute! Logan has the same tool bench and loves it. I am betting he will be glad he doesn't have to share any of his tools. When his hands are full and he really wants the saw or drill to go he pushes them down with his forehead! :-)

Piper is so cute!

Michelle Carney said...

Hysterical!

The O'Brien Bunch said...

Was Piper the winner to the "Baby Fight Club" match? (sshhh, I know.) I would have to go back and watch the video again but I am pretty sure I had my animal crackers on "Piper"?! That would explain a lot!