Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I'm sure all parents have those toys that you all just love.... for the batteries to finally die. I have read of some taking extra measures to ensure the death of toys (baths, CJ), but we just let our toys eventually stop working. Some toys seem to have never ending life. That is annoying, yet they are fun for little babies so that is good. Then there are ones you just can't stand listening to and are tempted to throw a party when they finally do die.

There have been a few toys that have died that have since been resurrected. Not of my own will, but because of the kind pleadings of my children. There is a school bus (little people) that has recently gotten new batteries. It is so much more fun to play with school buses again (since watching the Magic School Bus). Now Grant has discovered his old fire truck again.

This was one of those toys I never wanted to hear again (ya thanks again, Grandma). However, it did make him happy. Can't you tell by the look on his face :).

Once one was fixed then Sandra had to find the second one (Talmage's) and get batteries for that one too. She is also very pleased. I guess it's cheaper than buying new toys and they feel like they got a new toy... what a great thing batteries are.

Well, now we have a lot of 2 alarm fires going on in our house. The one rule of the fire trucks is that if the babies are sleeping (which seems more often then not) then the fire trucks must play outside. I wonder if our neighbors think that suddenly there seem to be a lot more fires in our neighborhood... the sirens are pretty loud.

The things we are willing to suffer through to enjoy our children's happiness :).


Jaime J. said...

We have the exact same fire truck at our house. Iwas happy when its batteries died too. I can't imagine having two of them. Lucky You!!!

Katie Busken said...

Why is it that grandparents have to give the loudest, most annoying toys? I don't know what it is but I'm looking forward to doing it when I'm a grandma! Cute post.

luvmykids said...

We should have bought stock in batteries we would be contributing to our own pockets! We have a HUGE jar full of batteries!

Rice Family said...

Rather than buying new toys this year for Christmas, I'm considering just buying batteries for all of our old toys that have FINALLY run their batteries down.

Diana said...

Hello! I saw your blog on Alyssa's and thought I would check you out! Your kids are so cute! I love the blogging world! It is fun to see what other families are up to.

You are welcome to check us out too!

Diana Thompson
(aka Bish Cathcart's sis)