Probably none of you (except possibly Mandy) reading this will recall the post I did about our old house making parts of toys disappear. You can go here to read it, if you want. Actually, you should probably read it first if you don't remember it as the rest of this might not make as much sense.
I wanted to give you two updates on the post.
When we were moving, we found the missing pig magnet piece under some puzzles. I think the house was trying to bribe us into staying around a little longer by giving us this back.
It didn't work, obviously.
Brynne and I were playing in the living room a few weeks ago when she suddenly exclaimed
"LOOK PAPA! THE RING!"My first thought was to grab her and run from the house screaming.
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"I found the purple ring! Look Papa, I found it! Hooray Brynne!"At this point Hadley joined in the celebrations, congratulating her sister for her huge find. We immediately took it to join its friends on the stand where it belonged. There was a big party, lots of wooden pieces crying and hugging each other...so glad to all be back together again. It was really a touching moment.
The ring could only provide minor insight into where it had been and the wonderful adventures it partook in. I speak a little German, a little more Spanish, and no Wooden Ring, so the broken bits I was able to translate using the "Wooden Ring to English" app on my phone led me to this conclusion: as far as I could tell, it had been tucked into the cushions of a baby swing (by two or four tiny hands) we had packed the swing away over two years ago.
Either that, or the house magically teleported the ring back from the depths of the old house's Bermuda Triangle as a house warming (or self warming if you're thinking from the house's perspective) present for us. As I said, my language skills combined with the ring's lack of skill at Charades makes this part a bit fuzzy.
At least one thing is for certain: the new house doesn't have any biases against toys where the number of parts is evenly divisible by 13.