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Oh No What’s Happened to Violet???

on April 21, 2012

I just had to share with you all a funny and touching moment we had earlier.

My little girl has the Leapfrog Violet the Puppy toy and loves carrying it around with her. However this morning when she picked it up
it seemed to keep getting stuck on the first bar of music / words (obviously the batteries were dead). So my daughter took Violet to her daddy who proceeded to open up the back of the toy and pull the battery pack out much to my daughter’s complete horror!

Her mouth opened wide and her eyes were transfixed on what had just happened, she looked as though she were about to burst into tears, the distress was there for all to see “Oh no! What’s happened to Violet?”

Hubby felt an overwhelming pang of guilt and tried to console our little girl, who buried her head in his chest before running over to cuddle me and looking back in shock at the opened up dog laid on our sofa.

My husband tried explaining that all was ok and that he would mend Violet very quickly. He looked at me, both of us not sure whether to laugh or feel guilty and he hurried off into the kitchen to put some new batteries in.

2 minutes later and Violet appeared around the door frame singing in her usual happy self, my daughter grabbed her little dog and gave it a  big cuddle… all was now well!

Hubby and I found this so sweet (if not a little funny admittedly) it shows how much our daughter has developed, her little emotions and empathy for her little companion were so clear but it also made us so aware of just how vulnerable and in awe of the world she still is too.

Note: No animals were harmed in the writing of this post…

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6 responses to “Oh No What’s Happened to Violet???

  1. Laura says:

    So cute. We learnt early on that we needed to keep an enormous box of all types of battery handy.

  2. Ah bless her! Bob loves Violet too!

  3. Multiple Mummy says:

    That is so cute! The twins would love a violet. Children’s empathy always astounds me. X

    • amummysview says:

      It’s lovely isn’t it. Her little face though… aww bless her. A friend brought us Violet it is good you can programme it using software and it says your child’s favourite things or their name etc. x

  4. […] remember you watching in horror as daddy pulled the batteries out the back of Violet the Dog Toy to change them. You were so shocked and your little face a picture. It’s moments like this […]

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