5:45 AM

Just the essentials

Posted by Holly Homer |

When you are three you have a sense for what really matters.

Food, clothing and a place to sleep are all secondary to the absolute necessities...

Three rainbow beanie babies - one bear, one teddy bear, and an iguana; a pacifier and a Lego ladder.

These are the essentials.

When you are three and required to leave the house you will get your backpack and fill it with your very important objects.

Three rainbow beanie babies - one bear, one teddy bear, and an iguana; a pacifier and a Lego ladder.

These are the essentials.

When you are three you understand that no backpack is a burden if it is filled with...

Three rainbow beanie babies - one bear, one teddy bear, and an iguana; a pacifier and a Lego ladder.

These are the essentials.

18 comments:

Brittany said...

This is so true. I can't leave the house with my boys without a ten pound purse full of cars and trains. It's annoyng, but NOT as annoying as not having them. They are needed for survival.

Natalie said...

i love the leggo ladder...so essential. much easier to reach for the stars when you carry a ladder with you!

giazz-40 said...

Ah for my son, it is trains. Always with Thomas the Train (or whatever friend of Thomas) still at 4 + he doesn't leave home without them. (Hey, wait, that sounds like the commercial). Also, don't leave home without extra pullups and wipes...I know, sad but true.

dawn224 said...

Ya know, my kiddo started sleeping better after I read your post about him needing three blankets, three pacis and three animals. Now Alex sleeps with: Cat, Eeyore, Bear, Tantrum (blanket) and Winda (blanket). I have to name each of them as I tuck him in. :)

nicole said...

I know you know this, but one day he will not need all that stuff. My girls used to sleep with so many stuffed animals on their bed that you couldn't even see them. Now they sleep with nothing. It makes me kind of sad.

And clearly he is ready to help lego men everywhere.

Manic Mommy said...

And God forbid you leave the house without them. You can bet you'll be turning that minivan around to get those essentials.

WeaselMomma said...

What are you teaching that kid? He forgot a flask! Now that's an essential in the backpack!

Threeundertwo said...

When you're 12, you need a purse stuffed with 10,000 bits of essential garbage.

Am I peep of the week again? Where have I been? I think I'm about due for a tiara or something.

♥georgie♥ said...

awwww to be 3 again...

Elaine A. said...

OH man does this ever look familiar. A random sampling of things that MUST go everywhere with them. Boy do I know every verse to that song. Do his change weekly or always stay the same? 'Cause we like to plaly fair around here and keep rotating items. And then I'M supposed to keep track of what's in favor each week. Great.

Angie Ledbetter said...

And it never changes. Remember Steve Martin in The Jerk? :)

That essential loot needs to be printed and framed!

Renee said...

So cute. And true! My kids have a few things that they just have a hard time leaving the house with; and it seems that the "things" vary from time to time...one week it might be a truck or doll or toy, and the next week it is a pillow or blankie!

jill jill bo bill said...

This is the house that Holly built...

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Three rainbow beanie babies - one bear, one teddy bear, and an iguana; a pacifier and a Lego ladder - Those are EXACTLY the things I would expect to find in a teddy bear back pack!

So cute!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Good to see you've taught him about priorities. ;)

JCK said...

It's good that everyone recognizes the essentials. Hey, they are even photographed! :)

Eudae-Mamia said...

I know until the day I die I will carry a Hot Wheels car with me, just out of sentimental habit.

How sweet is that little angel?!

Reluctant Housewife said...

I love this. My little one has stuffed toys he loves - a chickadee, a cat, a stuffed pokemon.

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