Things my child would rather play with other than his toys!

When buying gifts for children its common knowledge that the child is more likely to prefer the box than the actual toy. Rory is an exception to this rule. He prefers neither the box nor the toy. In fact you’d be better spending your hard earn cash on a rubber door stop or some coat hangers! It seems that my child would rather play with ANYTHING other than his toys!

Here are Rory’s top 5 none-toys to play with:

  1. My Phone –
    I can’t help but feel I am partially mainly to blame for this one. I’m very aware that for the majority of Rory’s existence, my phone has been right up in his grill! What can I say I’m one snap happy mama. Terrified of missing a moment, I must have taken thousands of photos in the past 12 months. I suppose it would be unfair of me to blame him. He’s only showing an interest in an object which is thrust in his face at every potential photo opportunity! 
  2. The TV remote –
    His love affair with the TV remote started a couple of months back. After wasting money on a toy remote, a work colleague very kindly gave us her unused sky remote. At first he couldn’t have been happier but it didn’t take him long to realise something was amiss. If he ever finds himself in arms reach of the actual remote, he’ll discard his faster than a speeding bullet. Who knew tricking babies was this tough! 
  3. Bathroom Scales –
    His current favourite bathroom past time is slamming the bathroom scales against the tile wall. Obviously this is something which he is not allowed to do. Knowing this, he bides his time child would rather play withand waits for the perfect opportunity…just as I sit on the loo!
  4. Coasters –
    For Christmas Rory got all the toys in the world. So much so in fact that some of his toys still remain in their boxes! Yet there he sat, all his new toys around him, playing with a coaster! At least I know what to get him for his birthday!
  5. Hairdryer –
    In our bedroom we have a mini toy box. Its home to his building blocks, a handful of cars and a few books. The intention being it’ll occupy him while I get ready. Most mornings he’ll tip the contents of the box out and then crawl off in search of more desirable objects. Occasionally he’ll have a gander at the curling tongs but his favourite is without a doubt the hairdryer. 

I’m certainly not going to win any prizes for admitting I let my child play with a hairdryer. Not to mention the fact that he gets separation anxiety if he’s any more than a meter away from my phone. But the one thing I’ve learnt is to pick your battles. If they can’t hurt themselves and it keeps them quiet just long enough for you to brush your hair or find a matching pair of socks, then what’s the harm?  

What random objects do your kids prefer over their toys?


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18 Comments

  1. January 23, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Surprisingly my son loves playing with spoons, our phones and basically anything we are holding

  2. January 24, 2017 / 6:41 am

    Sorry, I mixed up computer screens and put the comment on the wrong blog.

    I know where you’re coming from with the toys, my daycare kids always loved to play with my adult stuff so much more than toys. I gave them the remote control once, 2 hours they played with it. New kitchen set for the dress up area, 2 minutes. Why bother buying toys! #DreamTeam

  3. January 24, 2017 / 8:28 am

    This reminds me of my son. He’s often been like this too! #dreamteam

  4. January 24, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Ha! Yes! X’s favourite toys when he was younger were the TV remote, his box of dribble bibs and my hair. He still loves playing with my hair, actually, and he’s nearly 3 now! #dreamteam

  5. January 24, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    Keys and the remote control were always favourites with us, the most popular toy however was the loo brush which I endlessly had to move out of reach! #TwinklyTuesday

  6. January 24, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    One o fmy twins used to love trying to unwrap Tampons. She would carry fistfuls of them around- the look I would get….

    • Mommyandrory
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      January 24, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      haha thats brilliant! But if it keeps them quiet! Thanks for reading xx

  7. January 24, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I can top your hair dryer: my Doll played with an antique iron once. I was cleaning it for sale and she took an interest so I let her play with it. I wasn’t worried because at the time it was too heavy for her to do more than slide it across the floor.
    She took a week to open her Christmas presents because she just wasn’t interested in them. And she loooooves the Playstation remote …

  8. January 25, 2017 / 7:36 am

    Oh yes the TV remote is always popular in our house too. Other items include random DVD cases, wooden spoons, and keys #BloggerClubUK

  9. January 25, 2017 / 11:27 am

    oh gosh they always want the things we don’t want them to play with. I remember especially Aspen was obsessed with the Tv remote and she would put slobber all over it lol, and yes fake toy phone never works the same. #bloggerclubUK

  10. January 25, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    My youngest has a strange obsession with coasters too only we don’t exactly know what she does with them, they just keep disappearing!
    #DreamTeam

  11. January 25, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Haha this post is our family all over… minus the hairdryer! My little boy is terrified of it – a good thing for me because I don’t have to worry about it going missing. My phone is his drug though, I am guilty of giving it to him too much when he was younger. Now I can’t have a moment’s peace without hearing “mummy can I have allosaurus on youtube on your phone?”… 🙁 #DreamTeam

  12. January 25, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Thanks for your story. My children used to play with spoons and bowls to eat. I see that they have creative ideas when combined together toys.

  13. January 25, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    Peachy loves my phone (any phone really) and the remote as well. She also loves my keyboard and will bang on it for a good 30 minutes. #bloggerclubuk

  14. January 26, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Haha love this. My youngest used to have a thing for a toilet brush! He used to make a bee line for it every time I dared to step into the shower and I’d usually end up chasing him with shampoo in my eyes trying to get it out of his hands! Toy manufacturers are definitely missing a trick I think! Thanks for linking with #DreamTeam x

  15. January 26, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    Lol – yup! Can totally identify with all of these, except maybe the hairdryer – we haven’t quite seem the atttraction in that. YET! #TwinklyTuesday

  16. January 27, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Mine love the bathroom scales too – I remember I did when I was little too, although of course they’re digital now! #twinklytuesday

  17. January 27, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    My child is the same!! phone, keys, remote, purse, bank cards!! the lot. Basically anything she shouldn’t be playing with!

    #bloggerclubuk

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