So I've already mentioned a few of Audrey's current obsessions: Canadian geese, sticking credit card-like objects into slots, and snacking on my toiletries, none of which show any sign of abating. Especially the geese. Oh Lord, the geese. It got me to thinking that I should really take an inventory of all of them that have come and gone. I certainly wouldn't want to risk forgetting any of them come scrapbooking time. I'm not going to bother including the obvious ones like electronic toys that light up and make sounds, computer games/websites, or TV shows, because I'd like to finish this post before the end of the month.
I'm not sure that a list, no matter how long, could ever convey the torment that comes along with these fixations. Every child has things that they like to do/play with/watch ad nauseum, but I always know when we have crossed over from a quirky little affinity into fatal attraction when Audrey is unable to be separated from the object of her affection without a meltdown that goes way beyond the norm.
So, with apologies to Julie Andrews, here are a few of her favorite things, past and present:
Opening and closing refrigerator and cabinet doors
Making automatic doors (at the grocery store, Target, etc) open and close
A foam block with the word "funny" written on it
Messing with the telephone until she hears the operator recording
Setting the timer on the microwave so that she can see it flash "END" when the time's up
Smearing liquid soap in her hair
Taking one bite of an apple and putting it back
Thwapping that springy doorstop thingy on the baseboard
Watching fountains, sprinklers, and any other water in motion
Throwing rocks down/looking at sewers
The hot pink My Little Pony (Starcatcher? Rainbow Tiddly Winks? Princess McRufflebutt?) as opposed to the light pink or medium pink or purply-pink ones
And with that, I am off to try to find some sewer-themed scrapbooking paper...