Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blog Dare Day 13 - My Child's Creepiest Toy

My daughter has had more than her fair share of toys.  I must admit that I am at least partially responsible for that.  If I thought a toy was cute, I would buy it...and since she was the only granddaughter and great granddaughter, so her grandparents over did it too!  She had Tickle Me Elmo, a Laughing Scooby Doo, and other noise making toys, along with pretty much every kind of stuffed animal available.    She never had any type of toy that I thought was creepy, so I'll tell you about a creepy item we have in our home.

When my paternal grandfather passed away, I was given the "Beer Barrel Polka Man" that always sat on his mantle.  It is a ceramic musical figure of a bartender sitting on a keg of beer, drinking a beer, and it plays the Beer Barrel Polka.  This figure meant a lot to my granddaddy, and when he died, it was the only item of his that I got.  Granddaddy passed away over 20 years ago, and when I received my little man, I sat him on the top shelf of the display case.  One night we were watching "A Haunting" on TV, and when the show went to commercial, the little man suddenly began playing his song!  Mind you, this figurine had NOT been wound in over 20 years and had been in the same place on my shelf for 8-9 years.  Needless to say, we were all in shock, and all I could think to do was to say out loud, "OK Granddaddy, we know you are here."  As suddenly as it began playing, it stopped, and it has never played again.  Talk about creepy, that was too creepy!

Has anything strange ever happened to you, or does your child have a toy that creeps you out?

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