Today my son was playing with his toys and he was happy. He had this huge grin on his face. Under Normal circumstances my son is pretty clingy. He always wants to be held and for lack of a better term he can be pretty needy.
This morning he was chasing his toy cat around on the floor. He was screaming and laughing, basically having the time of his life. This however was not a Kodak moment.
My son loves animals and when he was younger he had an obsession with cats. We have two pet cats at home so it makes sense. He would pet them and cuddle with them; I’m pretty sure his first word was cat.
Last Christmas I thought it would be a good idea to buy my son a toy cat. The toy looked so cute. This orange plastic cat with a yellow nose and a red light up bow-tie. Inside of the bow-tie is a sensor, designed to make the toy run away from the child as they approach. Sounds like good clean fun right?
Wrong! This toy is a nightmare. The songs are loud and annoying and the cat doesn’t run fast enough. My son always catches the stupid cat and he loves to throw it across the room. All morning long I was treated to the rhythmic sound of the plastic cat crashing against my hardwood floors.
The cat supposedly sings 3 or 4 songs but I’ve never heard them. This cat is stuck on this one song and it is driving me berserk. The lights flash and the cat seems to go round and round in this funny loop. There is no volume control so you are stuck hearing this loud annoying music over and over….
♪♫ Catch me, catch me, if you can I’m-a-kitty-who-loves-to-play….♪♫
SHUT UP you stupid incessant plastic feline! Why must you taunt me? Why?
Perhaps I can distract my son and hide this plastic menace. Fat chance. I’ll just have to wait this out. Lucky for me he has a short attention span. Once his back is turned kitty will take a looooong nap and I will introduce a quieter and slightly less annoying toy.
When all else fails curling up together to read a good book always works.
Originally posted April 25,2012