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Murphy's Law of Toys
Whether at home or away the toy you can’t find is the one they want the most.
The latest incarnation of this rule came on a night when the whole family was going out to dinner. Thinking ahead, this well prepared mommy grabbed a truck and trailer and a motorcycle as a complete afterthought to bring to dinner remembering somehow in my my experience that my napping boy would need a little distraction if the evening got boring. We have tablets for this exact reason, but the boy has been obsessed with trucks and vehicles so I figured this would be more entertaining.
I thought I was doing great.
I had prepared.
I had anticipated.
I was wrong.
That was until my loving little boy Boogie (age 3) woke up and turned into a demon in his quest for "the other mo-mo" meaning the one that I didn't happen to grab on my way out the door.
His reaction was classic. 30 minutes of sitting behind my husband screaming at lower tones before he screamed "BLOODY MURDER" what he wanted and when he wanted it. Have you noticed how desperate a child can get over a simple toy? I swear if parents or adults acted this way we'd be locked up in the loony bin! (Is that politically correct to say? Not trying to be offensive, but really, I picture wrapping my son in a straight jacket straight out of the cartoons!)
It made my husband snap. He yelled.
I kinda tried not to laugh. All of this because his toys weren't the right toys? Does this make him spoiled or do all kids obsess this way?
Bad to admit, but when the #kidlogic beats the #parentlogic, patience goes out the window.
I guess you can't win all the time.
Murphy's Law Definition:
A rule that states, “If something can go wrong, it will.” An addition to this law reads, “and usually at the worst time.” The identity of “Murphy” is unknown, but the saying was first used during the 1940s and may have originated with members of the armed forces in World War II.