Things That Go Bump (and Beep, and Roar… ) in the Night

It’s always unnerving to hear those mystery ‘bump in the night’ noises. They make you wonder if it’s just the dryer running, or if you forgot to close the garage door and your house is being ransacked.

When you have small kids, however, and have any of those motion-activated toys that make sounds, the noises that wake you up are a whole new experience.

For example, we have an interactive toy house facade that is always at the ready for fun and singing and learning at any time of day. It’s about two feet high, and it’s not easy to see when you go downstairs in the dark for a drink of water, as we found on more than one occasion.

We also have kicking around a few musical trucks, Play ‘n Learn singing puppy and a sassy wise-cracking ankylosaurus. Add those to our myriad “How-the-heck-do-I-open-this-thing” baby gates, and an intruder wouldn’t stand a chance.

Who needs a security system?


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Category: Babies and Toddlers, Family

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I am a lifelong (award-winning!) cartoonist and mother of two delightful boys, aged 7 and 5. I like to view today's adventures in parenting as material for tomorrow's cartoon. Looking at family life through "cartoon-coloured glasses" helps me keep the all-important sense of humour required for raising kids... even for the events that don't seem so funny at the time.

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