The Daughter Chronicles

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The phantom toy

Yesterday Norah woke up, as she does, and we let her lie in her crib for a while until we got ready. She usually wakes up around 6.30, so neither Krys nor I are fully done with our morning ablutions. She has plenty of toys in her crib, and she digs rolling around it and getting into mischief, so we can usually leave her in there for a good 30-45 minutes before she starts getting cranky. Yesterday we were getting ready when we heard music on the monitor. She had obviously activated one of the musical toys in her crib. Krys is fairly certain what we heard was Mozart - I'm not as classically hip as she is, so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.

Here's what's interesting: we had never heard that music before. We didn't know she had a toy that played that music. She had certainly never activated it before. And the tune played twice in separate instances. Krys went into her bedroom not long after the music stopped ...

and couldn't figure out which toy Norah had been playing with.

She has a few toys hanging from the rails of the crib, both of which play music. But Krys poked and prodded them and couldn't get them to play the same tune. Before she could go all Monica Gellar, she had to go to work. Believe me, she hated to leave with the mystery unsolved. I, on the other hand, didn't really care all that much. Later on I poked one of the toys, but couldn't get it to recreate the music. So I forgot about it.

Still, Norah somehow made music from a toy in her room that we have never heard before and can't figure out how to duplicate. You may now freak out.


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