Thursday, August 31, 2006
Magnetic Letters Have Magical Powers To Distract Toddlers
A friend recently bought my daughter some of those magnetic alphabet letters and now she can’t stop playing with them (or throwing, eating, using them as weapons, etc.) She just started figuring out which side sticks to the fridge, and she’s also testing every surface in the house to see where else it might stick also. Even to the point of getting angry when they don’t stick and then she starts scratching the wall (definitely not a good thing) with them screaming and yelling in her Ewok babble language. The language that only a parent oddly understands.
We found a great distraction the other day for those times we’re cooking, breathing, going to the bathroom, playing a video game (that’s just me) or just taking a break for a few minutes. We stick her in the high chair and move it right up to the refrigerator. And it works! So far…
If this keeps working, I may patent the idea. And then I can buy one of those fancy sub-zeros’s that has lots of surface space and holds lots of beer. And then I’ll start drinking beer, since I'm not really a beer drinker now. And then she can spell out "Daddy Drinks B.U.D."