Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Slowly, here at our humble home, every baby gadget and toy died a painful (to my ears) and unharmonic death. Our living room quickly became a graveyard for the toys whose batteries had died. Most battery operated baby gadgets don't go quietly (or in key!) taking days to finally rest. The songs generally get slower at first, like a music box churning its final revolutions. Then the lights begin to dim until finally all is dark and silent. We were out of batteries, so I waited until the granddaddy of all my battery operated toys, the swing, kicked it last night. Dan was dispatched to our local big box store to pick up a nice selection of AA, AAA, C and D batteries. We spent a good forty-five minutes reloading every gadget and toy we had with fresh juice. Our house is melodious and flashy once again.