It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Living outside the box

HE thinks it’s a pull-toy.

Who am I to argue?

May 27, 2010 - Posted by | Developmental stuff | , ,


  1. He’s cute! Who needs ‘real’ toys anyway? The best ones are always those simple, QUIET, non-flashing, ones. Just wish i could persuade certain members of my family of this. My two boys have their birthdays shortly, and I just know that the house will soon be invaded by big loud, flashing, battery-operated monstrosities. I dream of lovely imagination-inducing wooden toys, but not to be so…

    Totally, totally agree. I’ve always reserved the right to defuse noisy toys. We once had that game “Lucky Ducks“, which is a great colour-matching/hand-eye coordination game for three to six year olds… (who am I kidding? I enjoyed it, too!) except that the damned things “quack-quack-quacked” incessantly as long as the game was in motion. Drove me mental! I soon discovered that if you take out one of the four D-cell batteries that runs it? It runs silently! Mwah-ha.

    My eldest has strong memories of the Christmas that I bought a card game for my kids that involved plastic dolphins. You had to grab a dolphin when you got the right combination of cards, but there was always one dolphin too few for the players. Sort of a number-matching musical chairs with cards… For some reason unknown to sanity, the dolphins had squeakers in them. Why, why, WHY? So, on Christmas Eve, my eldest caught me shoving a knitting needle down the throat of a poor hapless dolphin, into and through the squeaker in their throats, effectively de-squeak-ifying the obnoxious animals. She was at the peak of her dolphin-loving phase. It took her a while to recover. 😛

    Comment by Gillian | May 28, 2010 | Reply

  2. Oh I love it!!! SOO adorable!!

    It was pretty cute. He dragged that shoe around for a good twenty minutes.

    Comment by becomingme2010 | May 28, 2010 | Reply

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