Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Two ducks

In this house, there are two ducks that have capitivated the attention of my preschooler.

The first is this duck. Ming Ming Duckling from The Wonder Pets, to be exact.

The Monkey is behind me now, correcting her father that this is Ming Ming, NOT Linny the guinea pig.

She can recite every word from the Save the Elephant episode. Thank goodness for the videos on Nick, Jr. because that is how this mother takes showers every day.

And Ming Ming is her absolute favorite of all times.

The second is a gosh-forsaken duck (probably a chicken ... but cut me some slack; I need a theme) dressed up as a pumpkin that plays first the Death March (yes, the DEATH MARCH) and then moves into the Chicken Dance, all the while the thing walks around my house, enthralling and entertaining the Monkey with its ear-splitting loud music.

And guess who gave THAT to the Monkey this weekend? You got it. My mother in law. The toy will more than likely have a terrible accident down the basement stairs. Sometime today.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


OMG, I remember THOSE days. Can I just say how thankful I am that exhole's (ex-husband's) family (read MOTHER) doesn't buy the kids gifts much anymore. I am so thankful.

I am also thankful that my mother learned her lesson the time she bought Dreaded Teenager a locomotive that spun in circles, chugged and tooted its horn at ear-splitting decibels...and I promptly sent if over to her house with him one day when she babysat.


10:52 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

There is a Cookie Monster saxophone ... I know I blogged about it a while ago. That is the one gift that I thought my MIL would NEVER be able to top in her evil gift-giving. I was proven wrong. Even Ace looked at his mom after the chicken was set off over the weekend for the 10th time and said "gee... THANKS, mom!"

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know another annoying toy? Well, it is actually a game. Chicken Limbo. Ugh.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous kailani said...

Is the chicken a dead duck by now?

12:50 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

The chicken is actually sitting here on my desk right now ... I am thinking about packaging it back up and shipping it back to my MIL.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Hey girlie girl..I'm back! I thought of you when I saw the big Florence Y'all water tower. Even stopped off to get a Starbucks there. Loved the ville...I bet you had a lot of good times there. I would have loved to explore it more, especially with a "native"...
maybe we could take a road trip someday...
We have many noisy toys here..I try to hide them at random or throw them away while children are napping..
"mommy have you seen my accordian?" umm..no...maybe one of the P... children took that last friday night..
ha ha ha
see you tonight girlfriend!

11:51 AM  

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