I had to laugh at Meagan today. We had a bit of a drive today, so she took her new Leapster 2 with her that she got from Grandma & Grandpa for her birthday. We were driving along, and things had been quiet for a while. All of a sudden, she cries out, "Mom! My hamster! I can't find my hamster anywhere!'
I confess, I was stumped. I thought maybe it was something with a Littlest Pet Shop... maybe? I said, 'Sweetie, you didn't bring any of your pet shop animals with you.'
'No Mom! My hamster! I just had it!'
Since I was driving, I couldn't exactly turn around and help her find her *hamster?* so I sort of ignored her in hopes that she would move on to something else. There was a moment of quiet, and then she said, 'Oh there it is! Can you hand it to me?' I looked, and she was pointing in my direction. I looked around, but all I saw was her Leapster in the floor by my chair. When I told her I didn't see what she was talking about, she said, 'It's right there!! My hamster!' I could tell she was getting frustrated with me, but I still was a little lost. Finally, in desperation to quiet her, I picked up her game and handed it to her... 'Here, do you want to play this instead?'
'YES!! That's what I've been saying!'
'What? You mean the Leapster? It's called a Leapster, Honey, not a hamster.'
Thoughtful momentary pause... 'That's okay. I can call it a hamster if I want to.'
Okay. Hamster it is. Glad I could help.