Monday, July 21, 2008

Child's Play


Have you ever had an encounter with a scary doll? My Grandma once had a conversation with one of those sleeping Ernie dolls. She had it to entertain one of my young cousins, but late one night Ernie started snoring out of the blue, sat up and said "I feel great!!!". Grandma said "Good for you!". There is a doll at the church that I need to get rid of. She has been hanging around for years, and I'm not sure what she runs on because it definitely can't be batteries. If you move her she says "Pick me up Mommy!" Swing her around and she joyfully says "That was fun, do it again!!!" She also say "I love you..." in a super-patronizing voice. But worst of all she has a crazy giggle. Both our secretary and myself have had instances where we are doing something in the preschool room and without even being touched she starts talking and giggling. So a few months ago, I decided to get rid of her. I moved her to my office and put her in a box of other forlorn toys to give away. This was worse because for weeks I've put up with the incessant chatter right next to me. Ok, gotta get rid of her. So I took the bag of toys to my car with intentions of going to the second hand store. But because the bag is in the backseat, I keep forgetting. Makes sense, right? Last night my heart skipped a beat. It was late and I was driving home from the church. I drove over a pothole and the familiar, taunting giggle came from the backseat...for a moment, I thought someone was in my car. The whole drive home, every dip in the road, every stop, there were giggles. Reminding me that she's still around. That perhaps I'll never get rid of her. That makes me a little nervous.

6 comments:

Amanda Daybyday said...

We've had a few toys around the house like that. They just start working for no good reason...creepy. Especially when you're home alone at night.

Su-Ann said...

oh Kelly, that pic is going to give me nightmares!!! TOO WICKED!!!!
and I am sure there would have been a wet spot on my driver's seat had there been a giggle from MY back seat!!! i am the one who wakes up in the middle of the night screaming because i thot there was someone standing by the bed!!

so my advice, get RID of that doll BEFORE I come for a visit!!!

Tara said...

yep... I've had toys talk to me in the middle of the night too. I HATE that! I've also had farm animals moo/quack/neigh etc. Also creepy in the middle of the night.

My favourite was when I heard "Elmo loves you" from behind the couch and then "play with me". Creepy.

Stacy said...

That's hilarious, Kelly. I can totally imagine you in the car and a voice comes from the back seat. Awesome...

Kelle said...

i actually giggled a bit when i read this post...however, talking, giggling toys creep me out! especially the ones that don't seem to stop...no matter what you try to do to stop them!!

Des said...

This used to happen to me in the shop when I worked for Heidi. It really causes you to lose years off of your life when you are deep in thought...quiet thought, when you hear a toy. Yep, get rid of that doll. She sounds like she needs a new home!!