Monday, January 26, 2009

My Fisher Price Dog (I mean, Ben's Fisher Price Dog)

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......

Maybe I'll post a video showing you all it can do....on second thought, Caleb does own a gun.....so I should probably not push my luck!

If you have a kid, I hope you own this dog!

8 comments:

LoveLladro said...

DOOOOOD! That dog has been speaking to me for the longest time. Every time I am at a store and I see him, he calls to me... buy me... chase will love me! Like you and Caleb, I resisted. I thought I was just giving into the 'my child needs every toy' philosophy. Now I know he really was speaking to me! Next time I see him... HE IS MINE... I mean he is Chase's!

Doyle said...

In the words of a crazy, old, English sailor from "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" Hold Fast, Caleb, Hold Fast.

Kerry said...

that dog is awesome for facilitating developmentally appropriate receptive and expressive vocabulary skills. If you need any more speech path talk to keep Caleb quiet, I got it. In my back pocket. :)

Caleb and Adrienne said...

Kerry-

Caleb just said "That's a bunch of bogus" and he said "tell her to stay away from my son before she corrupts his brain." got any come-backs? This is getting fun!

Adrienne

Doyle- Caleb laughed at your comment and said "Thanks, Matt!"

Caleb and Adrienne said...

Now Caleb regrets what he said and thinks you will think he hates you, Kerry.....but I'm NOT going to delete it!

Marlena said...

I've never seen that dog before, but now I want one. For Nicole, of course...

Garner Gang said...

I am glad we brought joy to our Godsons life. Now if we can only get Caleb to admit that he secretly plays with the dog too!!

andiewade said...

roomie, remember that robot dog we had our freshmen year? didn't we just name him "dog?" what happened to that thing?