I remember smiling politely as she stopped me in the hall one day to tell me about a particular dollar store that has “the best selection of sidewalk chalk and stickers…you’ll need lots of those one day,” she said.
Hmmm…as I’m waiting to find out the gender of my babies in my ultrasound next week, trying to figure the optimal placement of two cribs in our tiny nursery, and downing as many peanut butter-banana sandwiches as possible…let me make a note of that!
Actually, I did store that little tidbit of information in the far recesses of my mind somewhere, and I called upon it several months ago when I introduced the girls to stickers. Sure enough, they love them. And sure enough, I need a lot of them. That dollar store does have a nice assortment, and I’ve stocked up there on a couple of occasions.
Knowing the girls enjoy playing “paper-stickers”, my aunt said she had a lot of those free address labels that you so frequently get in the mail. Did I want them for the girls?
At first, I thought that was a little strange, that they wouldn’t want to play with long, skinny stickers with our names and addresses…but I decided to give it a try.
Sure enough, the girls don’t mind at all! Most of the stickers have pictures of animals (as we may have once-upon-a-time made donations to the likes of PETA and the ASPCA). And I discovered a GI-normous stack of labels, just begging to be cleaned out of my junk drawer!
I’m so glad I stumbled upon this little gem! But I am going to resist the temptation to pass this really random knowledge along to the next pregnant lady I spy in the grocery store.
One of my favorite recent pictures of the girls is in a just-for-fun photo contest this week on Multiples & More.
Click here to check out the all the cuteness (and cast a vote for Baby A and Baby B, if you're so inclined!). :)