Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Jake had been mentioning for a while that he wanted a Teddy Ruxpin. He had one when he was little and I guess he really missed it. Then one day he sent me a link to one that he found on Ebay. I purchased it right away, and since I'm awful at keeping secrets, I told him the second I purchased it and then let him have it the day it arrived. Let's just call it another early b-day/Christmas present. Jake was especially excited because this particular Ruxpin came with a fire protection book! It actually came with several books and even though the mouth doesn't work quite right, he still loves it and is excited for nightly story time. I remember some of my friends having this bear when I was little, but I don't recall ever really wanting one. My mom will remember better than I do though so I'm sure she'll let me know if I actually did beg for one of these.
I actually had a huge fear of battery operated animals when I was younger. One time I had a bunny that would do flips when you turned it on. I was probably way too young to remember this thing, but I do. I think it scarred me for life. I never had a fear of rabbits, and I still don't, just rabbits that do flips in the air. They are crazy little creatures.
TR seems like a well mannered bear though so I'm sure we'll get along just fine. Unless he busts out a somersault or a hand stand without any warning, then he might find his way on the top shelf of a closet.