A few of Morgan's toys have "mysteriously" disappeared this week. She has a "move and crawl" ball that we have had since before she could actually crawl. I bought it at a second-hand store along with a walk and ride toy. We affectionately call it the "Crazy Fun Ball." When you turn it on it plays music and rolls around the floor on its own. It has lots of buttons and lights on it...and she loves anything with buttons and lights. Her new, favorite place to play with it is in the walk-in closet in our bedroom in the dark. The problem is that lately anything round gets thrown and this ball is not meant to be thrown. She'll pick it up, and toss it forward and it goes thump, thump, thump across the floor. It's really quite jarring if you aren't expecting it. I did not witness it, but apparently the ball made a trip down the stairs recently too. I'm surprised it didn't leave a mark on the wall when it hit the bottom.
So, the Crazy Fun Ball is taking a rest in the hall closet right now. Morgan doesn't seem to miss it, but if it showed up again I'm sure she'd be thrilled. The ball has also been joined recently by the nursery rhyme storybook (was also thrown several times) and a bucket with orange juice lids...a homemade toy borrowed from a friend that needs to return to it's home. I'm sure we'll be rotating many toys in and out of this closet in the future. Once she learns how to open doors, we'll have to come up with a better hiding place, but for now it works for us.