Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A book posessed....

As I was in the throes of sleep the other night, I heard something that made me sit straight up in bed. It took me a few seconds to realize, it was Travis' Baby Einstein pop-up book. (Gifted by his uncle last Christmas, I think....)

It was playing music loud, long, and ALL BY ITSELF! I trudged out to the living room - glanced at the clock - 12:30 am.

I located the offending book from on the shelf, and assumed the button was being pushed by the pressure of the other books on the bookshelf.

Back to bed. Warm, cozy, ahhhh. I drifted back - wait what the hell??!


It happened again.... the tinny-drawn out music begun to play though the otherwise silent apartment.

So, up I sprung. This time determined to put that book out of my misery.

I hit the button to make the music stop. It stopped. And then started again, as soon as I took my finger ofgf the button. So, I flipped it over. The battery door required a tiny Philips screwdriver. Which, we don't have. Of course.

So, I MacGyvered it with some tape, and all was right with the world.

Back to bed.... and I was on the cusp of sleep, and DAMN IT!!!!!


So, I got up AGAIN. and taped an X across the button, taped over the speaker, and flung it into a remote corner.

Feeling triumphant, at last, I retired. And this time it was for good.
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1 comment:

holli said...

That would both piss me off AND freak me out! And who can manipulate a tiny screwdriver in the middle of the night? You know we've had our share of possessed toys. As long as they don't come in the form of clowns or dolls.. I'm good.

I'll probably wake up to our new Amerina Girl staring me down with a butcher knife tonight now that I said that. pftz.