Nathan Has taken on a total attachment to Elmo, I can't take him into any store without him pointing out every Elmo he sees...Considering he has so few words...but ELMO is very clear, and he has to make sure you noticed his best buddy too.
For his 2nd Birthday we bought him the New Elmo Live. The box says that its age appropriate for 18 months plus. But honestly Elmo has so many moving parts, and is so mechanical that I'm worried that an over zealous 2 year old...who enjoys dragging Elmo by his arms will break poor old Elmo.
I actually returned the first Elmo doll,
Because not even a month after we bought Elmo his price dropped like 12 dollars. So our first Elmo got "re-wired"*see my post note about toy wiring into his box and I took him back and re bought one for 12 dollars less. But the new Elmo is still sitting in the closet, because Like I said before I'm worried that all the dragging around will just break Elmo.
So I thought that just getting Nathan a plush stuffed elmo might be more age appropriate- which brings me to my Elmo Conspiracy theory...
I spent all of December looking for any stuffed Elmo, but I swear they have been pulled off the shelf. There wasn't one anywhere. I think that Sesame Street has pulled all Elmo dolls off the shelves in order to up the sales of the New Elmo Live. I'm serious they are no other Elmo dolls, and I think its a conspiracy to make parents buy the new doll, by not giving them any other "elmo options". I mean when have you not seen Elmo dolls in every toy department, and yet now there's none except the expensive elmo live doll. I think it's honestly to prevent people from buying a "cheaper version" for kids like Nathan who wouldn't know the difference and just need an Elmo.
So that's my Sesame Street Conspiracy theory.
So being the manipulative parent, since everything centres around Elmo...We bought Elmo Potty Time DVD to try and getting potty training rolling around here.
I figure since I get the remote brought to me with the demand "ELMO" several times a day, that I'll just put on Elmo Potty every time I get the Elmo request...So It seems like a constant loop of Elmo singing about his potty and hand washing or the names for pee and poo in our house. But hopefully Elmo being the god like figure that he is right now will be able to convince someone that the potty is cool!
nothing drives me more crazy than the stupid wires used to secure every child's toy you buy now! The wires are usually around each foot and each arm as well as the neck and usually another place or two. And not only is it frustrating to try and de-tangle all these wires in front of an anxious child...I mean the kid sees the new toy they want it, right then not after 20 minutes of mom wrestling the stupid thing. But the other thing that completely makes me mad about these wires is they are almost always secured in a second layer of packaging- almost always insuring that you need to rip the box apart completely to access them- and therefore making an nonworking toy next to impossible to return!!!!