Terrifying Toy? Maybe!
Many of us remember the classic stacker toy from years ago, which is still available. But, for some reason I had this idea that my wee one, who loves music, would enjoy the updated version. It comes with colorful lights and fun sounds when you stack the stars (no longer round rings). Plus, when you put the top on it you get to hear magical musical tunes. So, why was it put back in the closet again today? Well, every time we bring it out the wee one looks as if the toy is possessed and won’t let go of mommy’s legs, arms, or anything that can be used to hold on to.
It all started a few months ago. We (the wee one and myself) sat down to play with this thing. She didn’t like the looks of it then, but mommy thought oh I’m sure it will be fine in a day or two. It got to the point where she would cover it up with a pillow to try and hide it. It was then I thought maybe we’d try after a brief hiatus. I was thinking this morning it might be time, since she turned 19 months yesterday to bring out the stacker once again. But wait, my husband was thinking the same thing and lo and behold there it was on the floor of the playroom this morning. And, as I sat my wee one down she turned to me and gave me that don’t you think about going anywhere look. We sat down together again and I showed her what fun the toy can be and how exciting it was to hear all the fun music. She wouldn’t let go of me. Finally, she went to get a large toy and tried to run the stacker out of the playroom. I then put it out of the area and that still wasn’t good enough. The toy had “contaminated” the space and we must go elsewhere.
Any lessons here, I think to myself? No, other than she was so much happier when I satisfied her “wreeee” habit. That is her word now for when she wants to read books.