I don't know about anyone else, but I've heard this many, many times: "Why do I even bother buying toys?" Clara loves playing with things that she knows she shouldn't be playing with and things that don't look like toys. She has recently started to think that it is a game when she goes for something she knows we will take away, like the phone, and she will army crawl as fast as she possibly can towards it (which is pretty darn fast) and we will come behind her and she will have a huge smile on her face!
Here are some example of her enjoying things that aren't actual toys.
You can't see it very well, but Clara has chosen the bowl of snacks to play with instead of all of the toys around her.
We bought a toy remote for her because she was constantly going after the real ones. As you can see I set up a test to see if she would choose the toy closest to her or the actual remotes. What do you think happened?
Yup, she crawled right over her toy and went after the real ones. What can you say? The girl enjoys a challenge!
In her hand is a granola bar still in the package.
Saving her favorite for last. . . paper. She could probably play with this all day if it was indestructable, but I guess the destructability is half of the fun, right?