Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A Week in Wisconsin: Monday

Harper loves cars. More specifically, Harper loves cars she can sit in.

On Monday, my mom thought it would be a good idea to take Harper to Toys R Us and see if anything sparked her interest. She was hoping to find some toy that Harper was really interested in to take back to Mom and Dad's just in case Harper's infatuation with our old toys turned out to be short-lived.

Our first mistake was letting her loose in the store, rather than strapping her into a cart. A choice I will not make next time we enter a toy store!

We headed toward the baby section at the back of the store, in search of a couple of new "B's". Harper loves her yellow "B" and, after the recent stomach flu incident, I fully realized how important to our sanity it would be to have more than one. I had been looking for them for a couple of weeks, to no avail, until that day in Toys R Us, when I found two! Which made the whole crazy toy store trip worth it.

Harper did just fine until we found two rows of insanely expensive, motorized, ride-on vehicles like this one. Apparently she thought she'd landed in her idea of heaven and she never wanted to leave. She climbed in and out of car after car, looking for seat belts and asking for our keys. She turned knobs, delighted that a few of the cars had actual working radios. I'm not going to tell people how to spend their money, but if you have $300+ to buy a faux Caddie with working radio and cup holders for your three-year-old, you probably need to look into charitable giving because you have too much of it!!! Yikes!

In the end we left with a ten dollar plastic tea party/dinner wear set, which provided hours of imagination-stimulating, no-batteries-required entertainment. Oh, and a screaming Harper who, if you ask her, is probably still angry that we didn't get her a car.

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