Friday, November 21, 2008

Hee Hee Haw Haw

Dylan has toys in his bedroom upstairs, and also in the family room/playroom downstairs. (Basically, it should be called a playroom at this point, because since we still cannot afford to buy new furniture, the ONLY thing in the room is toys and my piano).

One day, while standing in the playroom, I looked down and saw this toy...


It annoyed me for some reason. That toy was supposed to be upstairs. If all the toys keep migrating downstairs, there won't be anything for him to do upstairs, I thought to myself. Also, the two blue gears were missing. Missing pieces bother people with control issues, such as myself. I asked Dylan, "Where are the two blue pieces?" He immediately answered, "Upstairs". "Well, then, let's take this toy upstairs and put the blue pieces back on, okay?" "Okay, Mommy!"

When we got upstairs, he ran ahead of me into his bedroom. When I carried the toy into his bedroom, there he was holding two blue pieces...to this toy...


Confused? I was. Here's why...


Um, where did the other one come from? Last I knew, I only bought one. I remember buying it at a consignment sale a year ago. I remember bringing it home. I remember Dylan being afraid of it for a few weeks, refusing to go anywhere near it. I remember his gradual warming up to the toy, until he was yanking the gears off as it was still turning. I do NOT remember buying a second one. I do not remember bringing a second one into the house. And, well, that would be stupid. I do not remember anyone else bringing a second one into the house. I have asked everyone I can think of it they bought the second one. The answer is always no.

What is going on?! Remember back when we were moving, I joked that the old house had some weird disease where items were doubling themselves? Well, unless toy number one birthed toy number two when I wasn't looking, or my 2 year old climbed out of his window, (on the second floor), when he was supposed to be napping, walked to the toy store, pick pocketed some cash, bought the second gear toy, walked home, and climbed into his window with it, I have officially gone insane.

What really bothers me is - where are those two blue pieces?! Yea, because THAT is what should bother me.

6 comments:

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

We didn't get a chance to talk...small room, just enough chairs kinda thing. Anyway, I'm trying to link all the bloggers on my post and I just wanted to say Hi. yeah, I'm tired, mr.t is waking the dead (and me) with his snoring so I'm up NOW.

Janet said...

This is a mystery indeed. I have no idea. Perhaps the second one was amongst the birthday presents and was overlooked in the excitement.

Jonny's Mommy said...

I think you are in a parallel universe. Did you ever see that one Star Trek where they went into a different universe. Actually, there were like two or three of those. One on the original, another on the Next Generation. They probably did one on Enterprise too. Actually I think they did.

What?

Yeah, Hubby's geekyness has rubbed right off on me. I've tried to get it off, but no luck.

Anyhow, I love this post. So funny. Let us know if you find out where the other toy came from. Maybe Peter Pan has been visiting Dylan with gifts before they go flying over Never Land.

OK. Yeah, I need this two day vacation from work really, really bad.

Kellan said...

How strange - but ... there are worse things than toys multiplying themselves or toys that just show up - right? It could be toys vanishing and we couldn't have that with kids - the more toys the better!!

Take care - Kellan

Kellan said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jen - to you and your beautiful family!! I love ya!!!

The Girls' Mommy said...

I agree, way better that they double than disappear!