Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Excuse Me, But Your OCD Is Showing

I got Thumper a Discovery Ball for $3 at Goodwill, since cheapness counts. It's $17 retail. And it was $4.50 at Kid to Kid. I got it for $3! I love thrift stores!

Uh, what was I talking about again? Oh, yeah. When you spin the ball, Little Electronic Lady sings the alphabet song. If you stop spinning it, it stops singing. Thumper loves it, and it engaged him enough that it helped get him rolling over to get to it. And it was only $3!

The Little Electronic Lady sounds suspiciously like the Little Electronic Lady in his Fisher Price Cookie Jar. Are Fisher Price and Leap Frog two branches of the same tree? Huh. Apparently not. Maybe this chick just has the market cornered on voice work for electronic baby toys. Well, not toys for electronic babies. You know, electronic toys for babies.

Uh, what was I talking about again? Oh, yeah. The only problem with the Discovery Ball is that I think it's bringing out the Monk in me. Thumper starts it spinning: "A, B, C, D..." and then stops. If he waits more than a few seconds, it resets so that when he spins it again, it starts over: "A, B, C, D..." So of course you can see where I'm going with this: Little Electronic Lady almost never finishes her song! After awhile, it gets to me, and I have to keep spinning it so that Little Electronic Lady can give me closure. The worst is when Thumper spins it all the way down to: "W, X..." and then loses interest. Aaaaghhhhh! You can't get me that close, Little Electronic Lady, and then leave me hanging! It's cruel! "Next time won't you sing with me?" Whew!


the other lion said...

I love that toy! My son played with it until he was well over 2 years old. Once Thumper is older, you can take the ball off the stand and roll it back and forth between you. I never thought about her not finishing her song, though. I think I'm glad to have realized that after I gave the toy away, or it would bother me now.

Shannon said...

So funny you mention MONK that's our favorite TV show.

OCD is okay! Don't let anyone tell you different.

anniemcq said...

JH & his daddy and I watch Monk every Friday night!

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