The story of THE DOG: When Ben was about 6 months old, I saw that EVERYONE at playgroup had this Fisher Price dog. It was definitely the toy to have. Not only did it tell you the name of the body parts when squeezed, but it sang the ABC's and many other songs!!
So, even though we were watching our spending and even though we had just had a "fight" about not getting suckered into all the baby crap that everyone else had.....in a moment of weakness, I bought the dog!
Caleb MADE me take it back.....and I was NOT happy. His reasoning was that everything that the dog could do and sing, we could do and sing. I tried to reason that the dog sang the ABC's with conviction and that Caleb didn't....but he wasn't buying it.
Well, about 6 more months went by. Then, this past Christmas, Ben's godparents bought Ben the dog!!! I was SO excited. Ben was SO excited. Caleb was not SO excited....HOWEVER, the dog did not work. We tried changing the batteries....TWICE. We tried reading the directions to "reset" the dog.....nothing.
I WAS DEVASTATED! I thought it was a cruel joke and it was just not meant to be.
So, you can imagine how excited I was when Joe and Christina showed up this past week-end with a new, working Fisher Price dog for me....I mean, Ben!!!
Ben loved it....and I definitely played with it when he went to bed. I even memorized all the songs......