An Early Morning Wake-Up Call
It was a peaceful, but rainy, Sunday morning in the neighborhood when all of a sudden a loud alarm disturbed my slumber. What the heck? As I jumped out of bed, tripped over something on the floor (can anyone say Lasik?), and ran to the window, the alarm got louder and louder.
A few years ago, the same thing happened only it was my neighbor’s car alarm that was going off. Apparently, my next door neighbor’s jeep was on fire and my car was parked right next to it. The guy across the street set off his car alarm to wake the neighborhood. Thank goodness because I would have slept right through it. My crazy husband started frantically searching for his keys. “Where do you think you’re going?” I asked. Believe it or not, he wanted to jump into the car and move it away. Did I ever tell you that I think he’s nuts sometimes?
Anyway, back to the current situation. As I looked out the window, I noticed a few of my curious neighbors out on the street in their pjs. They were all trying to figure out where this alarm was coming from. Well, turned out it was my car which was thankfully hiding behind the garage door. The thing that I tripped on ended up being Baby Bug playing with my car keys. Apparently, she hit the panic button on the remote and was happily turning it on and off again.
What is this fascination that kids have with grown-up things? I’ve given her toy versions of keys, cell phones, remote controls, mp3 players – some that actually look pretty realistic. However, all she wants is the real thing. My friends think it’s kind of cute but try letting them look for their smartphone for a week and let’s see how cute it is then.
So tell me, what item of yours do your kids love to play with?
|About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.