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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Things are not what they appear to be

Do you know what this is? Have you seen it before?

You probably think it is a pretend service station. You're right! Well... kinda right. SOMETIMES it is a service station and other times it's not. This seemingly innocent toy is actually a GIANT pain in my rear. Why? In the wonderful world and mind of a two year old, this service station transforms into a stool. Magically, my little darlings can reach the things that were once, I thought, safely out of reach.

How about this?
Plastic pretend tongs, right?

And these?
Did you guess a plastic tomato, lemon and apple? That's what I thought too!


When these two items are put together and just the right amount of pressure is added
It's fruit flinger!!!! Yes, that blur is the tomato. Or I guess I should say it WAS the tomato. It takes me forever to find that darn thing when they do this! Not to mention, flying plastic fruit sounds harmless, but it hurts! Trust me!

I never imagined in a million years that my little kiddies would figure out how to do these things. Now, every time I a buy a toy or get a hand me down I have to stop and analyze it to death. I have to try to out smart a bunch of two year olds. I have to determine how each toy could be morphed from its intended use into some clever tool and try to stop them from figuring it out.

When they DO figure these little things out, I can't help but think the terrible two's are just a guise. It could be just an act to cover up that they are actually baby geniuses. Perhaps our little innocent babies were taken in the middle of the night and replaced with these unnaturally curious creatures. Perhaps, they were sent by the government to figure out how to turn ordinary things into weapons and tools in the event of a domestic war.
This may look innocent enough, but perhaps this is actual survival training. "Quick someone's coming! Hide under the Rug! They'll never find us here!!!"

Just imagine the possibilities!
A bad guy coming across Bells playing with her alphabet blocks might think, " That's just a kid with a block! I don't need to worry about her!" He might not feel that way when that block comes hurling towards his head and leaves him knocked out on the floor. Those blocks can be deadly when they are lying all over the floor or flying through the air. Even the most skilled attacker wouldn't see it coming!

I'm just saying.... Think about it! Things may not be what they appear to be.


Anonymous said...

What a hoot!
I know about those block...they are worse than land mines!

Taryn said...

AMEN!!! The worst is a Lego landmine field and bare feet in the middle of the night. I realize the kids are just securing the house from potential barefoot intruders, but those things can make the purest mouth blurt out the ugliest words!