Saturday, January 16, 2010

Chair Evolution

This is the first time Spencer ever sat in his high chair. He was 4 months old. He didn't start eating solids for another 2 months, but we wanted him to be comfortable sitting here before we started putting food in his mouth.

He was (obviously) pretty happy with his high chair. It worked well until he was 18 months. Then we moved him to a booster seat. He loved his booster. Until one week after he turned two. Then he refused to sit in it. So I made this "it's not a booster booster". I used wood, cotton batting and fabric. It took a decent amount of time. Spencer sat on it once and then declared it over. It's been in the garage ever since. Anyone want to borrow it? Since September Spencer has been kneeling on his chair (that's what he was doing in those spaghetti pictures) or using our laps as his booster. We were at Goodwill last weekend looking for some cheap coloring books when I saw this chair for $12. Hmmm. This could work. I painted it glossy white. And added a $1.99 pillow (also from Goodwill).So far, no rejection.

It seems that the amount of time I spend on a project is in direct inverse proportion to how much Spencer likes it. Take a ribbon and tie it around an empty toilet paper roll. He'll play with it for hours. Take a chair and sand, wash, scrape, spray paint 3 coats, brush paint 2 coats and set it up in the kitchen. I give it a week.


The Yager Family said...

Brilliant! I love it! We are lucky that Lilly still likes her booster seat... most of the time.
Sometimes she actually wants to sit in Zac's highchair... is that strange?
Glad that chair is working out! When are you coming back to Tucson?

Maryellen said...

I'm impressed with your mad skills. I hope Spencer lasts more than a week in his new chair.

Natalie said...

He started sitting in the chair on Monday for breakfast. He was over the thrill by dinner on Thursday and started asking to get down. Great.