Toys and noise

I have a strange tolerance when it comes to noisy toys.  Electronic toys that talk or play music?  Don’t bother me.  I really don’t even notice them.  The exersaucer or Kalena’s toy laptop or her toy cell phones or the star on the baby Einstein playmat?  That stuff can play ALL DAY LONG and I am unfazed.  But if she turns on her toy dirt devil vacuum?  I’m asking her to turn that thing off like 30 seconds later.  It doesn’t make sense, it should just be white noise (it just makes a vacuum-like noise) but MAN that thing annoys me.  I have the same reaction to those popper type toys.  Luckily Kalena doesn’t own any.

I’m not sure what the deal is.  I think maybe the noise those particular toys make is louder than others?  Anything that is particularly loud really gets on my nerves, so that could be it.  Even loud white noise bothers me.  That can cause problems in the summer when it’s too hot to sleep without a fan on, but the noise from the fan keeps me awake.  Weirdly enough, I can sleep through lots of noise going on OUTSIDE my room.  Just not in the room.

Anyway.  Back to the toys.  It’s not like I go out of my way to buy the noisy ones, but I don’t avoid them either.  I also don’t hide them away, or avoid replacing dead batteries or anything like that.  The vacuum however, those batteries may need to go.  Do you avoid the noisy toys?

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4 thoughts on “Toys and noise

  1. I don't mind noise either. I think it's pretty funny when I set Miss on the floor and turn on her crawl ball, her book, her lion and her Peter cottontail and they're all singing at the same time. You're weird for not being able to sleep with a fan on though!! 🙂

  2. The vaccum IS annoying, but it's a lifesaver when it's actually time to vaccum, so I put up with it. I'm thinking of storing it with the real vaccum, though, so it's more special when it's time to use it, plus then it's away most of the time!

  3. I do not mind noises at all. What I hate are toys with a ton of little pieces. I get so sick of picking up, or making kids pick up all the tiny little pieces. Drives me nuts. Give me a noisy one piece toy any day!

  4. (Came over from Janssen's blog- hi!)I have never had a problem with noisy toys in general either. There are specific ones that make me crazy, in particular an Oscar the grouch thing, but I've never felt the need to take out batteries.

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