She's a bit young for it still -- Kavi can't climb in and out by herself, the way she's supposed to. In a month or two, I think. But in the meantime, it actually works pretty well as a place to plop her down when I'm getting her milk, or cooking, or getting things in and out of the dishwasher (with its sharp knives that she loves to grab for). I can put her in front of the sink with a pot of water and a long utensil, and she'll happily occupy herself splashing for 10-15 minutes. She also likes to try to cook -- kitchen utensils may be her favorite toys right now. She adores the whisk.
Is it a sign of shallowness that I find myself more patient with Kavi when I think she looks adorable? Probably, but I figure anything that makes me a more patient mommy is a good thing.