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the eric update - day 393: the Incredible Interestingness of the laptop power supply.

we've discovered that the only thing that capture odin's attention more quickly than Forbidden Foliage is the Incredibly Interesting Laptop Power Supply.

time and time again, we've seen that as soon as he spots the shiny, plastic power supply he'll drop everything to investigate it more closely.

we're at a loss to explain the underlying force behind the Incredible Interestiness, but - assuming that odin is not the only infant enthralled with the device - clearly there must be an opportunity for a budding entrepreneur to develop decoy power supplies, using infant friendly materials ( note: if you decide to bring this idea to market please consider donating 100 percent of your net profits to odin's college fund )!

for twenty minutes today, i tried to convince odin that the power supply was not a teething toy and endlessly reiterated "no bite." each time i took from his mouth, hoping that eventually he might consider simply playing with it without biting on the cord.

but alas, my pleas held no power ( ha! no pun intended ) and we'll have to fight this battle again another day :-)

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8/01/2005 09:37:00 PM 6 comments


can't you put the white box in a blag so only the cords show, and thus make it relatively uninteresting...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:15 AM  

anonymous: can't you put the white box in a blag so only the cords show, and thus make it relatively uninteresting..."

that might work. but i think the fun cords entering and exiting the white box are part of where Incredible Interestingness comes from. that and he knows that it's connected to the laptop which is so stupendously interesting that it's almost impossible to fathom :-)

By Blogger e3, at 10:03 AM  

My son is obsessed with keyboards, mice, cordless phones, etc. So, we gave him another phone exactly like our cordless phone (except broken), so that keeps him pretty happy. (My parents have an older, battery-less cell phone at their house for him.) He also has his own remote control (to a VCR we no longer own) and I'm tempted to take out some older keyboards and mice for him. Not sure if he'd notice if they're not attached to a computer, though.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:46 AM  

rena: "The computer is unplugged, right?"

no, we're experimenting with just how much drool it can take to give him a good shock :-) joking!

By Blogger e3, at 12:04 PM  

Look! Another little fighter like Odin - maybe you can petition the zoo to name the little guy Odin, too!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:25 PM  

Oh dear, that's funny to me because my son does the same exact thing.

He sees the wonderful, shiney, interesting, square, white box and decides it MUST be a WONDERFUL teething toy for him, since it's so interesting looking.

I've tried hiding mine, but he eventually finds it.

I don't know, maybe Apple products are geared toward interesting babies because I see that gleam in my son's eye when he sees that delicious shiney iPod, or the smirk he gets when he tryies to type on my iBook's keyboard, or the grin he gets when he is pulling daddy's Powerbook off the table (breaking it) and playing with it.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:10 PM  

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