We have fallen in love with Aryn and her toddler twin girls over the past few months. As one of the most animated Piñata Mama families, we are excited to share Aryn's tips for balancing motherhood, why she loves to rent her toys, and how she has mastered the monthly SUPRISE with her girls.
Name: Aryn Patentas
City: North End, Boston
Occupation: Full-Time Mama/ (on-hiatus) Speech-Language Pathologist
# Kids: A set of 2-year-old identical twin girls
If I had a kid-free afternoon and nowhere to be, I would…
Love to take a yoga class, then convince someone to join me for a mani-pedi with a glass of champagne and grown-up conversation!
What's the one thing that helps you stay sane as a Mom of little ones?
An amazing group of friends, family, a wonderful husband… and toddlers who take a great afternoon nap!!
What is your favorite part about GP?
I love the giddy excitement the girls have when they see the Green Piñata bag and their new toys (“YAY, A SURPRISE!!”). I also love not having to worry about the clutter and wastefulness of outgrown toys! I think there’s a great benefit to toddlers who move and grow so quickly to have age/developmentally appropriate toys to help augment their new skills!
What do you and your child do once your GP box arrives?
I usually hide the box and pull out one toy at a time. The girls see the bag and run to their “spot” to wait for a “SURPRISE”! We open it up and play together. I usually wait a couple days before pulling out the next toy.
As a veteran Green Piñata mama, how do you make the most out of your GP experience?
We take our time with each toy to help prevent the overstimulation too many new toys! I’ve also found it can be a great option when you have a babysitter. If little ones get sad that mommy and daddy aren’t home, something about a new toy can turn things around!