Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The DaFisher-Price Code

We spent last weekend visiting Omaha again. We got to go to World's Cutest Godson's first birthday party, which was very fun, especially when he smeared cake into his hair. Mmm ... hair cake.

We also got to visit with a lot of family, including WCB's Aunt Patty, who bought her a Fisher-Price Noah's Ark set. It's the most darling thing ever, and WCB loves sucking on the giraffes, but apparently poor Noah was the lone human on the ark. The set has no Mrs. Noah. I spent all weekend wondering about the fate of Mrs. Noah. Did she fall overboard? Did she refuse to board the ark and perish in the flood? The plot thickened when I complained about the lack of Mrs. Noah to my friend Elizabeth. (That would be the mother of WCG). She said that her older son has a two-year-old version of the same set ... and his set has a Mrs. Noah.

Sometime in the past two years, Mrs. Noah simply vanished. It's like Fisher-Price is trying to erase her from history.

It's The DaVinci Code for ages 1 - 5.

I am now hot on the trail of Mrs. Noah. The Fisher-Price web site, as expected, reveals no trace of her. Genius code-breaker that I am, I found out that can buy her on E-bay for $3.66 plus $1.66 shipping. Mystery solved? HA HA! That's what the powerful, 2,000-year-old hierarchy at Fisher-Price would like for you to think! E-bay revealed another secret that is even more shocking. One Fisher-Price Noah's Ark set up for bid includes Noah, a lion, a pig, a bear, a toucan, a giraffe, and ... Ronald McDonald.

That's right. If you look at the accompanying photo, you can clearly see Ronald behind all of the animals, waving happily. It's like the scene in The DaVinci Code when the characters look at The Last Supper and realize Mary Magdalene is sitting next to Jesus.

What does this all mean? I don't know yet. I'm sure all of the pieces will fall into place.

I'm suddenly in the mood for some McNuggets, though.

1 comment:

A mom said...

We have a wooden Noah's Ark set, where BOTH lions have manes.