Monday, February 1, 2016

A Small but Significant Victory

Awhile ago at the library, Charlie chose this book called Look and Find Pooh. It's one of those Where's Waldo type of books with a million things on each page and you're supposed to find certain objects within the millions.

Those kinds of books kind of drive me nuts. Too much going on on each page. But then, I'm not three years old, and Charlie LOVES this book. It's the one he always chooses when it's his turn to choose a book.

So we've found all the things multiple times. Except the snail.

The snail is one of the things to look for on the "scary shadows" page, and I could not find it. Every single time we would look at this book, I would search and search, methodically moving left to right in small increments, looking in vain for that damned snail. Every time, I would fail to find it.

Look and Find Pooh failure. Oh, the shame.

Also, incredibly annoying. It's a book for small children! I am an intelligent adult! WHY CAN'T I FIND THAT SNAIL?

Today I had the brilliant idea to look not for the snail, but for its scary shadow. Because almost all the shadows on that page are supposed to be cast by the objects to be found. So first I found a likely-looking shadow, then I searched around that until I found the snail. FINALLY. It was on top of this hanging bell bracket thing and looked just like a scroll on the bracket.

But I found it! HA HA, Look and Find Pooh! Victory is at last MINE.

I think I need to get out more.


Drew @ Cook Like Your Grandmother said...

I remember going to the doctor's office as a child and I'd always go through the Highlights books doing all the puzzles. Really pissed me off when someone circled them all already.

Tammy said...

Ha, I love those Waldo books!

Good for you finding that darn snail. I celebrate your victory!
And like you, I need to get out more, too. :D

Tara said...

I too am haunted. Haunted by a gecko.
"A baobab is a grand hotel | to many animals I know | A bushbaby (check) a big baboon (check) a noisy hornbill (check x 2) a gecko (um.......)".

EVERY night, "Where's the gecko Mommy? Can't find it ANYWHERE".

Stupid book.

tu mere mere said...

Brilliant. See, you had to use deductive reasoning, laser focus, and outside-the-box thinking. Who says motherhood is mind numbing.

Susan said...

I spent hours with those kinds of books driving me absolutely bat shit crazy with my oldest on my lap. He's an engineering student at a top engineering school now. Yay me.

Daisy said...

Aha!No snail can evade you forever!