Monday, February 6, 2012

Bad Decision

I enjoy going to thrift stores.

One day I found a little battery operated book at a thrift store. It plays various songs as you flip through each page. Some of the songs are 'Old MacDonald','Hey Diddle Diddle', 'Hickory Dickory Dock', etc.... I bought it.

Bad decision.

Charlie isn't really amused by it, but it usually gets pulled off of the shelf with all of the other toys.

It has no 'off' button.

Usually I clean the toys up and put them back on the toy shelves, after Charlie goes down for the night. I switch all of the toys to the 'off' position, that toy being the exception because it can't be switched off.

Two random nights, in the past month or so, haven't been pleasant ones. Around 2-3 am I'll suddenly get chills down my back as I hear "Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O......".

The possessed toy goes off all on it's own. You never know when it's going to start singing.

The first night it happened, I was WAY creeped out, but I got out of bed to fix the problem. I was imagining mice running across the toy, setting it off.

The second night it happened, I was WAY creeped out, but so was Sean. He got the privilege of being woken up by the possessed toy. He got up to deal with it and told me he was imagining Chucky was standing by the toy, ready to greet him.

The toy is going back to the thrift store.


Desiree P said...

A lesson every parent must learn...never get electronic toys without an off switch. Sorry you had a creepy toy singing in the night.

Di said...

That made me laugh so hard. There was definitely a reason it was there. Funny thing is you're gonna make some other poor soul suffer too! Even funnier.

NJ said...

I know how you feel! When I was pregnant with Caleb a little lion toy roared at us in the middle of the night from underneath our bed. We weren't even used to hearing toy sounds during the day! Wow, SO SCARY!

Gretchen said...

We've had this problem with a few toys. My experience is that it usually means the batteries are going dead. Until that happens though-creepy!

Bre And Drew said...

that happened to me when I was little with a Frosty the Snowman toy that I had. It freaked me out so bad I ran into my parents room crying!