Monday, October 5, 2009

Ocean Wonders


When I was pregnant with Mason I asked many moms what was the one thing they couldn't live without when their baby was born. Several women raved about the Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium. There are several different versions of this classic floating around - but the one in this picture is the one that we got for Mason.
Mason moved into his own room at four weeks old and immediately started his love affair with the Ocean Wonders. Way before he could turn over or sit up he started turning himself around in the crib every night so he could hit the Ocean Wonders on with his foot. Every single morning he would be facing the wrong way in the crib. Ocean Wonders was the first thing that Mason attached himself to - even before his blanky.
And now we are stuck. When I was a kid my parents used to joke about me leaving for college with my blanky. Well, I did. And then I got married with it and had kids with it.
Yesterday at nap time, Tayler took the Ocean Wonders out of Mason's bed and hid it in his room. While we were eating dinner Mason mentioned "You forgot to put the Ocean Wonders back in my bed." So it definitely hadn't gone unnoticed. But then we got upstairs and the Ocean Wonders was in his bed. He had found it and put it back in it's spot!
And then last night after I came downstairs from putting him to bed I heard him screaming "Mommy! Daddy!" So I ran back upstairs to see what was wrong. The Ocean Wonders wouldn't turn on. Seriously?
Does anyone have any ideas of how to wean him off of this toy? Layla is already over hers and she's two years behind him!

6 comments:

CHarris said...

Tell him you are passing it on to a baby and have him give it to the baby?

Regina said...

Oh just let him have it! What does it hurt...

Regina said...

it will look cute in his college dorm ;-)

CookFamily said...

No advice. Our tether broke off ours so we never attached. Trying to wean off binkies though.

gorillabuns said...

if my 4.75 year old could, she would have hers attached to her big girl bed.

KaraAnne said...

Funny story...Mischa is sleeping in her crib now. We've had her ocean wonders attached to the crib, but since she wasn't sleeping there it didn't get used. Now I hear her kick it on through the monitor before she goes to sleep. I never even showed her how to use it!