I was an atypical kid. Growing up, I spent my time climbing our front yard tree, scribbling stories in a notebook, listening to music on my boom box, and arguing with my younger brother about literally everything. I'm sure I had toys, but there aren't many that standout in my memories. We also didn't have phones to capture every fleeting moment or any of the adorable/unnecessary "must-haves." Now that I'm a mom, I'm making up for lost time, so there's a lot of things I've become obsessed with since having kids and honestly, #sorrynotsorry.
I have two children, ages 5 and 10. This means between between them, you can catch me playing with superheroes one minute or American Girl dolls the next. If my son wants to play Barbies, he does, and if my daughter wants to wear a Spiderman costume, she does. I enjoy watching them delve into the depths of their imaginations, regardless of what the "hot new toy" is at the time, and you can usually find me taking way too many pictures of them to post on social media. There's a major contrast between the way I grew up versus they way I'm raising them. The world has changed, but so have I. As a grown-ass woman, I've realized I skipped past the fun arts of childhood a bit too quickly, so I guess by indulging in my kids I'm rewriting a piece of my own history.
Even before giving birth, I had no qualms spending money on the most ridiculous things I otherwise wouldn't dream of spending money or time on (wipes warmer, anyone?). Expensive baby clothes, the latest toddler whatever, and anything that branded me "Mom," I was there for. There's a number of things we have in our house that I'm not ashamed to admit I play with, splurge on, or post about. "Obsessed," in other words, is a pretty accurate description. They'll only be little for so long. On that note, here are some of the things that, once you have a kid, you're totally going to be into (even if you don't intend to).