There has been lots of cheer and merry making in our nest, thanks to a certain visit from someone in a fuzzy red suit. We look forward to this time of year, a break from it all without plans only spontaneous play. And just as soon as it starts, it’s time to ease back into reality except for one of us. Baby Bear is loving her kitchenette and I am loving adding details for her to explore. Wiping down the counters with an engraved llama tea towel conjures up more verve and measuring with a Matryoshka doll is certainly thrilling. Although I don’t think she cares a whole lot for all my final touches since everything seems to end up strewn all over the floor.
While it remains rumbled most of the day, we tidy up together just before she lays her head to rest. Watching her mix and stir, and mimicking what I do is beautiful to behold. I hope this little bear is inspired to be imaginative in her kitchen and nourish her senses with wholesome food just as we have been introducing to her.
While she hankers in her new galley, it gives me a few more minutes to spare in mine to de-grease the stove, deep clean the sink or even to create a few more morsels for us to snack. So far it has deterred her from her mischievous enterprises of exploring items in the nest, even the most tantalizing ones. She stacks cups but prefers disassembling everything. As another distraction, I transformed spice canisters into shakers. In order to invite good luck into our new year, I added lucky ingredients of black eye peas and lentils into the tins.The inspiration for this colorful little nook was tendered by older bears’ artworks—lively, playful and no downtime in this space.
What about you, have you changed things up in your nest for the New Year? Add details to whatever mood you desire and watch your nest transform.