Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A toys story

I promised myself I wasn't going to do too many posts about kids and parenting on this blog, but, well here goes. Any parent of young children knows about picking your way across the living room avoiding toys (treading on a Lego brick with bare feet is widely recognised as one of the worst types of pain there is). Well, sometimes there are casualties. Last night, luckily while the kids were in bed, I was walking across the living room when I felt a heart-stopping crunch under foot. I looked down and, frankly, it was too tragic to be believed. I decapitated Buzz Lightyear. He looks beyond repair too. He's finally gone to infinity and, indeed, beyond. So far the loss has not been noticed, but I'm already scanning eBay for a replacement.


  1. Dear God man! That's probably enough to get you locked up nowadays. How does it feel to have a dead superhero on your conscience?

  2. AnonymousMay 20, 2006

    Our 3-year-old has somehow managed to break a hand off of two different Buzz Lightyears (the original and the replacement). The good news is that he seems not to be bothered that Buzz #2 is missing a hand, so we're not rushing to buy Buzz #3.

    Buzz is one of his absolute favorite toys. He also likes it when I put him in front of a Google image search showing pictures of Buzz Lightyear and let him browse, click, and print his favorite pictures.

  3. Wait a minute, you're telling me there's more than one Buzz Lightyear?? I don't feel so bad now ;-)



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