Today's product: the "Baby Einstein Baby Take-Along Tunes Infant Toy." (there will be a quiz later). I've referred to said toy before as "baby crack" in this post of yore but this toy is so good it deserves its own post and the minutes of your life that are being eaten up right now because you're still reading.
Before I go any further, I must once again thank the A'Hearn family for purchasing it for Baby Faith when she was still literally kickin' it in my belly. Did I register for this amazing item? Oh no. That would've required some insight into its special powers. What are these special powers I speak of you ask? Well, I'd tell you a story of a specific time that it calmed Faith or kept her busy while I was
It works when we do an unwanted diaper change, force-feed medicine and wait for what seems like hours for a bottle to heat up. Get this. It even worked when Faith had her enema for her Intussusception. The techs and nurses were in awe. (Think those little minions from Toy Story when they see the claw type of awe). And a couple weeks ago when I was doing a media escort for this KETV story by the lovely Julie Cornell the researcher said to the little boy, "Should we get out your very favorite toy of all time?" and out came this guy:
Actual retail price: $8.99 (at my favorite store of all time, Target
Estimated worth: $899 (seriously, it makes babies stop crying, what more could you ask for?)
What we paid: $0 (mental note: send the A'Hearns a fruit basket or my second-born child)
If you'd like to be convinced first-hand, offer up those jr. high babysitting skills and Faith is yours for a few hours. It's just like a happy meal. She comes with a toy.
Pop quiz time: Without scrolling up, what's the full name of the toy?.................Bzzzzzzzzzzz. Wrong. You fail. Just call it baby crack.