09 March 2006

Duplication rules

Along the lines of the Redundant Array of Inexpensive Kittens, kittenpie suggests:

Duplication! Buy spares. Why? When we left our daughter's "doggie" toy at the nanny's, she still had another at home to sleep with. When she puked on her mittens, I had another pair for the next day. (If you buy two pairs of mitts in the same colour, you can lose two and still have a pair. Or wash one and still have warm hands!) When she ripped the ties off her hat, I put on the other one and fixed the old one when I had time. Duplication rules.

Tags: , , ,

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bf6d653ef00d834afbea669e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Duplication rules:

Your comments

Feed Follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

my friend does this, and we were about to, when i thought, hmm, why get them so attached to one thing, why not get them used to change instead...

But once they're attached, I recommend buying several. One teddy/puppy can be in the laundry, one in the bed, one in a bag with the tag still on for either a serious emergency or a baby gift to my first grandchild! I don't know what my kids will do the day they find out teddy/puppy has a double, but maybe they'll never find out!

Yes, buy several, but be sure to rotate them so that each one gets some wear & use. We thought we were being all smart by purchasing a "double" of our son's small stuffed doggy but we made the mistake of keeping the second one put away in a safe place, where it remained pristine but felt and smelled nothing like the doggy that he'd been mouthing and sleeping with, etc. When the "old" doggy was mistakenly left at daycare, I presented him with the newer Doggy Double and he knew instantly that it was not his doggy and he rejected it.

We close comments after a month to guard against spam. Want to talk about this hack? Join us on Twitter and Facebook!

 

Free updates

  • Subscribers are my VIPs. My weekly newsletter includes a personal update, the latest from Parent Hacks, interesting links and news.

    Subscribers also get priority event invitations and occasional surprises via snail mail.

Asha's Book

  • At Amazon: Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

    Find out why doing less is the key to resourceful, thriving kids, and a calmer, happier YOU.

    Minimalist Parenting is an encouraging roadmap for decluttering your schedule, your home, and your vision for family life. Reviewers call it "a much welcome alternative to the usual parenting advice."

    Learn More at Amazon

    Also available at Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookstore.

New Book Coming Soon!

  • Coming soon: Parent Hacks Book

Start Amazon shopping here