Many years ago the bouncing Tigger was on the Christmas hot-list. I fell in love with that Tigger, and bought myself one. A few years after that, my parents moved out of the house we grew up in, and my mom was trying to get us kids to take our stuff, so she could declutter and downsize. I opened up my box of stuff and found my tigger, Kylie and Ty were so excited. They hadnt seen one of those before, and they bounced and bounced along with Tigger for months.
When we moved down here, Tiggers batteries burned out, and I havent replaced them, so Tigger has just been little more than one of a zillion stuffed animals on the shelf. He hasnt gotten much attention from James or Ben who are now at the ages Kylie and Tyler were when they fell in love with Tigger.
Ty was looking through the stuffed animals today, saw Tigger, tried to get him to bounce, realized he wouldnt, found where the battery pack was, found a screwdriver, opened up the battery pack, took out the old batteries and replaced them, and fixed Tigger. All this own his own. I cant tell you how amazed I am- shocked really. He pretends to fix stuff with his dad all the time but has never actually fixed something on his own. Amazing.
Once he got it fixed, he bounced that Tigger, and James and Ben have been in heaven all morning. I really wish I had a video camera at times like this cuz the image of the 3 boys jumping and bouncing along with Tigger is just priceless. At least I tried to get pictures of it, but most are blurry as the boys were all bouncing faster than I can shoot and I didnt mess around with the settings on my camera cuz the last time I did, it took me forever to figure out how to change it back to normal. I am technologically challenged. But at least when I look back at these pictures when my kids are grown, I can re-live the memory of it in my head. It'll be listed under "favorites!".