Jesse loves the controller. Any controller. TV, DVD, air-cond, fan - you name it, he'll like it. This must be a guy thing. So much so, we always carry our spare DVD controller with us everywhere we go.
Before you think we're too stingy to buy toys for our kid, let me just assure you that Jesse is perfectly happy with the controller. In fact, he loves playing with anything he's not supposed to.
He loves turning the volume knob on the stereo. He loves pulling at, and biting telephone cables and electrical wiring. He loves climbing up onto, and probably even into, our trash can. He loves digging out the keys from my iBook. He loves biting on my car keys. He enjoys biting and pulling at dirty laundry. He loves paper - biting and stuffing it into his mouth every chance he gets. He also likes our mobile phones, especially so when it's in his mouth.
What gives? Are kids like that or is Jesse just plain weird?
We give him toys but he's never interested. And so we resort to bringing our DVD controller out. Thankfully, these days he's also entertained by plastic spoons and paper napkins.
We wasted a lot of money on toys. To date, we would have spent close to a few hundred bucks on toys. In retrospect, we could have just forked out RM 50 for a stack of paper napkins and a bag of disposable spoons. *sigh* Kids are dumb. Heh!
Think of all the money we could have saved. It's too late for us now. But if you're a parent-to-be, don't say we didn't warn you. :)