This is the very thing I was looking for! I know I said I was looking for plastic heart-shaped bowls, but this is what I meant. I found these Valentine's Day compartment plates at Target today for 75% off--so, $1 each. Can you just imagine a little row of heart-shaped toasts in the bottom compartment, and conversation hearts in the heart-shaped compartment, and then some other things I'll think of later in the other compartments? Won't it be great?
I was dithering in the store because I needed to buy five, of course, but I was also thinking, "...or do I need six?" This "...or do I need n+1?" problem is something I'm looking forward to resolving someday, but it is not yet resolved, despite the fact that I asked Paul this weekend if we could have just one more teeny baby after this one and he specifically said no. After all, he also said no to any more than four, and look where we are now. These things happen.
So anyway, I didn't want to buy five plates and then later on need to toss them all and start over because we were one plate short. My mom came up with the brilliant plan of buying seven plates: that's enough for the whole family to eat from, if Paul and I want to eat out of little plastic compartments, and then those two extras double as two spare plates for "these things happen." If any thing did happen, I could buy two new, different plates for Paul and me, so Paul and I would match and the kids would all match each other, and we'd still have one extra kid plate in case of any thing else happening. Paul and I aren't going to eat off those compartment plates anyway and I think we all know it.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 1 of 2 - I have TWO 8-year-olds to buy for, so I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today will be the things we’re getting for Edward. I dislike saying “Gift id...