Tomorrow, I am very excited because I am taking a trip with my two girls. Unfortunately, my husband is staying behind for work purposes, so I will be braving the daunting Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with a six year old and a 13 month old all on my own.
While I fuss about my house packing, I will definitely have the book Baby Babble: A Book of Baby's First Words by Kate Merritt from Indestructibles in my diaper bag.
I found this book at a high end baby boutique in Atlanta a couple of months ago and fell instantly in love. If you have never seen these books before, find them. The Indestructibles series of books are published by Workman Publishing Company and without a doubt live up to their name.
The books are designed to be chew proof, rip proof, nontoxic, and 100% washable.
I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical that the books were indestructible. I have bought plenty of dog toys that say they are indestructible, but I have never found one that lives up to its marketing claims or stays intact for more than an hour.
Now, Miss J is a baby, not a dog, but that girl can love a book to death.
When I gave the indestructible book to her several months ago, she looked at it and immediately stuck the book in her mouth. However, something strange occurred. She bit down and looked at me incredulously when she was unable to grind her teeth in some squishy paper. Since that time, she has looked over the pages of this book almost everywhere we go because the book it light, can be shoved in any bag without damaging it and can be wiped down with a baby wipe. She has tried with all her might to rip it up, but has yet to be successful.
It will go with us to the beach.
It will go with us to the pool.
It will survive the airport and countless restaurants.
But, most importantly, the beautiful illustrations and bright colors will keep little Miss J entertained.
Check out the whole line of books from the publisher.