One easy lesson to learn is that it doesn't take much to entertain a baby. They will play with almost anything you give them -- measuring cups, pieces of fruit, spoons, pieces of paper, knives, fire, you get the point. I like to call it parenting by distraction. One day, Olive took a particular likeness to a pair of socks that were on the ground while we were folding laundry. Much screaming, smiling, and overall fun-ness ensued.