Have you ever seen this adorable Starlight Turtle?
It projects constellations and a moon onto the ceiling in green, blue, or yellow. C used to love this thing, pushing all the buttons to cycle through the colors helped him fall asleep, and since it automatically shuts off after 30 minutes I never worried about wasting batteries. After about a year, though, the batteries died. Since the battery compartment was locked up with one of those itty bitty screws needing an itty bitty screwdriver that I could never seem to find, I just put it on my list of things to do and never got around to it.
See, the toobox I was using just wasn't working out.
Enter my new tool caddy!
- staple gun and staples
- loose nails and screws
- drywall anchors
- Command strips
- zip ties
- teeny screwdrivers
- tape measure
- box cutter
Look, there are my itty bitty screwdrivers, right there in plain view!
When I finally decided to change the batteries in C's turtle (after it had been hibernating in the closet for around 6 months) I just grabbed my caddy and the tools I needed were right there! Plus, once I was done it was a piece of cake to just toss them back in their caddy spot and then slide the whole thing back into the closet. I'm sure the tools will change over time as I decide what's really necessary and what isn't, but I think the idea of a tool caddy is here to stay!
And look, now that the batteries have been changed the turtle lights up beautifully!
C is thrilled to have his little turtle friend back. I can hear him over the monitor constantly telling all his other bed buddies "Wook! Wook! Itsa MOOON! Wook! See? Der it is! Itsa MOON!"
I think two-year olds are adorable.