6.12.2007

I pray I will someday need an alarm clock again

A LeapPad Alphabet Bus three inches from my ear woke me up this morning at 6:27 a.m. It was singing about letters on the bus. And there was a three year old girl attached to it giggling and singing along.

She knows all the letters already. I know this because I heard her correctly identify all of them. That might make you think we don’t need to play the letter game anymore. Except you’d be wrong. Because the letter game is fun and plays music and is awesome. Way more awesome than sleeping. She told me so.

For fifteen minutes I attempted to convince myself that I was tired enough to sleep through anything. Which is insane because, dude, that thing's loud. So loud I'm convinced there aren't any actual parents working at LeapPad. Because a normal parent would have told them ix-nay the oud-lay.

My one year old thinks it's loud too. He told me so. Right after the letter game woke him up, too. At 6:47 a.m. Beautiful.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

very funny, I'm surprised a group of parents havent planned a coup to take over all of the annoying toy manufactuers, so we can have toys that are only audible to small dogs like twister. We would of course put special ear implants into the corp execs that signed off on those loud toys so they too would pay....I think I lost my mind too!

Lisa said...

Hi,

I am loving your blog. And isn't it funny how those little ones KNOW exactly how to wake a mommy up. (My son used to take the glass of water by my nightstand and pour it on my face.)

Joy, of course! said...

This is a funny, lovely post. I know just how you feel. I love it!

Liesl said...

I love that you can laugh about it :) At our house we solved the problem by declaring that all battery-operated toys stay in either the kitchen or the toy room...at least the oudlay is contained to some extent.

a happier girl said...

I think I might very well have had a heart attack if a glass of water got poured on me. That's too funny. And that rule about battery operated stuff being restricted to certain rooms is really clever. We need to try that. Either that or the LeapPad Bus is going to magically disappear while she's sleeping one night never to return.

Kate said...

Our LeapPad recently went the way of all awesome little battery-operated kids' toys and started to lose its power. So now, that damn Boots from that damn Dora says things like "oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooo Doraaaaaa, hooooooooooww willllllll weeee geeett therrrrrre?" in a really deep voice. I told my 4 year old that it was because Boots was going through puberty, so

a happier girl said...

My one year old's Ocean Wonders Aquarium on the side of his crib is doing the same thing. We know he's awake in the morning when we hear a dying cow sound coming from his room.

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