There are some things that I laugh at when they happen and others that I laugh at when I tell Hubby later. This battery obsession of Tubby's has managed to provide me with both those types of situations.
I didn't mean for it ever to happen, the whole battery toy that emits noises, the battery toy that is played repeatedly, the battery toy that needs replacements often....I loathe items that use up and drain energy. My compromise is to have rechargeable batteries to use.
Our first was a Swedish speaking nursery rhyme one since Tubby didn't hear his papa's language on a consistent basis. This toy was 'retired' when I told him the batteries died. He was adamant about finding the 'badderdi' display in every store we visited. Needless to say, I managed to avoid buying those toss-away batteries every time.
Our second was a song book. It was played almost constantly when received. When it died Tubby was okay with the semi retirement of his noisy book since I told him our battery charger had died (it had in fact suffered some unknown trauma). I managed to have a quiet house until Tubby decided I needed to get a new charger.
Our third toy was received this Christmas. It was a little learning computer. It also died quickly, not disappointing my expectations or dread of over use at all. This time Tubby shot straight to the drawer with the newly bought charger and suggested I use it. We waited with bated breath while I filled it and plugged it in. Nothing lighted up...it's not working, Tubby told me resignedly. I read the directions and placed the batteries in correctly and we saw light! I was just as excited as he was.
Since the charger needed 8 hours to reload the batteries, I told Tubby they wouldn't be ready until after he napped and got up. This usually means a good 2 to 3 hours. Everyone knows what that meant....
He crept out of bed after half and hour with a burning question for me:
The badderdies are ready now, right??!