Thursday, October 05, 2006

Taggies Scam

As parents, we have all observed our children's fascination with tags. Found on clothes, blankets, stuffed animals, anything, tags are tempting to say the least for those pudgy little fingers to manhandle. They're also great to chew on. When Ian was a baby, I observed him go to town on every tag within reach. Of course, Laurel does the same. With this knowledge, I anxiously purchased a taggie book full of sown in tags made from pretty ribbons. I was absolutely positive Laurel would love it, that she would spend hours of the day manipulating all the silky tags found on the edges of each page in the soft book.

I could never have been so wrong...





What is this thing? Is it a book? Is it a blanket?















I mean really mom, what is the point of this thing? I just don't get it.













Now this thing I know. This I play with all the time. See look, this is what should be all around this book/blanket/thingy.














Oh, bother. I'm bored, it's just not worth my time.

13 comments:

Kellie said...

I, too, thought my 9 month old would be enthralled by the taggie book--any other tag within a 5 mile radius holds her attention. However, she wanted NOTHING to do with the book, except to chuck it at our dog!!

Kelli in the Mirror said...

That's so funny. One of my two year olds reaches around behind her to feel the tag on her own shirt when she needs comfort. Won't touch those books though. :)

Lady M said...

Like you and kellie, I thought that Q would love the taggy animal that I got for him. He loved chewing on the rubber feet, but not really the tags. Hmmmmm. Photo here:
http://nupboard.blogspot.com/2006/04/name-this-animal.html

Mamacita Tina said...

lady m:
Saw the picture and I have to agree with you, it's a hedgehog. That thing is overloaded with tags!

Pattie said...

We had one of those when my son was a baby. I thought he would love it, because he rubbed the tags to nubbings on his blanket...no such luck. I think it was just really good marketing by the company. My kid didn't know what to do with it either! :)
Laurel is a real beauty, BTW!

beth said...

That's so funny - I got Sam the SAME book for the SAME reason and he did the EXACT SAME THING.

Knitting Maniac said...

I didn't even get any new toys for my third child. I had learned that they only play with the things you don't want them to play with, or things that cost no money. We had EVERY toy under the sun for our first.... hence the no need to buy new toys syndrome.

Elizabeth said...

cuuuuute pictures.
on my blog, the kid thought the urinal puck was soap (ewww)

Mrs. Chicky said...

We have that book. My kid could care less about it. And that expensive taggie blanket we received for my baby shower? Same thing, couldn't care less. Oh well.

Those pictures are so darn cute! Gah!

carrie said...

Looks to me like your focus group for trying out a new "thumby book" gives it 2 thumbs up!!! LOL!!!

Very cute Laurel!

Carrie

Mary P. said...

Look at that little girl sitting up! Wasn't she just lolling around last time I was by? Don't they learn stuff so quickly?

Michelle said...

Well, everyone else has said it - my little boy has a similar taggie book and doesn't care one bit about the tags on it!

Damselfly said...

What a cute little punkin!