Monday, April 24, 2006

The Hokey Pokey

If any of you are very well acquainted with a toddler, you probably know about Hokey Pokey Elmo. This is one of the Elmo toys that was all the rage a while back. (For the life of me I don't really know why!)
Anyway, my niece has one. Actually she has two. She has the regular sized one and the mini one. It has become one of her favorite toys because it dances. It's a funny site to see her putting her arm in and her arm out and shaking it all about. We had a few good laughs at that.
But the really funny thing is that Saturday night she learned something new about Elmo. See, she accidentally knocked Elmo down. Elmo stopped singing the Hokey Pokey and said, "Uh oh, Elmo fell down. Can you please help Elmo up?" Raegan picked him up and game him a hug to comfort him. It was really cute.
Then I spent yesterday afternoon with her. She once again pulled out Elmo, but rather than doing the Hokey Pokey, she let Elmo get through like two lines of the song, then she knocked him down. She picked him up game him a hug then pushed his hand to once again play the Hokey Pokey. Once again, he got through two lines of the song, she knocked him down, picked him up, hugged him.
This went on and on. Very cute at first, but after a while I got really tired of Elmo's whining about falling down. Really, I would have preferred to hear the Hokey Pokey. I think those Elmo doll makers have some kind of conspiracy going!!


Christy said...

That was hilarious. She's a trip! Love ya!

janice said...

Isn't it frustrating when kids play the same game over and over. The first ten times it was cute - but come on now!! LOL

My son had an Elmo - just ataickle one that ahd a surprise song in it. quite irritating, but my son wasn't too interested, so i didn't have to hera from him that much.

BTW, I am Janice - hopped here from Kisses of Sunshine - nice to meet you!!