Sunday, November 9, 2008

The 24 hour toy

Eli, like most 10 month old's I'm sure, loves to play with musical toys, loves to beat his hands on anything and everything, and loves it when he hears music. Wes has a studio set up in our guest bedroom (sorry guests) and Eli is fascinated by the big keyboard that is in there! Being the thoughtful mother that I am, I saw this little keyboard that was really inexpensive and looked so fun! So, on my way home from counseling (more on that in a minute) I stopped by, picked it up, and had it all on and ready for him when I walked in the door. I knew how much he was going to love it and so Wes and I were really excited about this!

I bring in the mini keyboard, set it on the ground, Eli immediately starts playing it, smiling, and of course starts hitting it and banging on it and loving every second. Wes and I on the other hand are staring at each other in disbelief. This toy. This keyboard. This monster of a thing is the LOUDEST THING I have ever heard! I kept thinking, this must be damaging Eli's hearing! This is out of control! We pushed the "volume" arrows which sounded like shrill shreaks until it went as low as it would go. But really, only the shreaks got lower, the actual key tones did not!! I am not exaggerating, this toy is insanely, eardrum breakingly, ridiculously LOUD! So, I'm taking it back. :) 

goodbye mini keyboard. we will not miss you.

I went to counseling yesterday morning and I just cannot express to you enough how much I love counseling! And, I am not just saying that because I'm working on being a counselor. I really do mean it! If any of you in the DFW area need a fantastic counselor, let me know! 

I was given a new book to read by a sweet friend at church last Sunday. I had never heard of it, but I might be the only one because when she brought them into the room everyone was so excited! I'm starting to read it today! Haven't read a word yet, but I'll let you know!

I can't believe I wasn't able to go to Jourdan's CD release concert. But I listen to her CD nearly every single day and every word is so beautiful to me. She has gone through so much this last year and I love to think back on her journey at this point because she has worked so hard to get this far! Please go visit her new, wonderful website. She is one of those girls who your flesh might want to dislike because she is so incredibly beautiful, but the moment she opens her mouth and talks to you, you fall head over heels for her because she is so wonderful! I love you Jourdan!


Alene said...

Hopping over from Steph's blog. I'm her cousin in Corpus. When my kiddo's were little my sister was the world's worst at giving those loud obnoxious toys for gifts. It's amazing when she started having little ones she quit giving those gifts. Eli is a cutie. Blessings.

Penny Rodgers said...

Don't you just love those obnoxiously LOUD toys...we discarded several of them during our children's toddler years also!