I remember when we decided to have a baby, the batteries on the alarm clock had ran out and rather than buying some new ones, myself and he who helped create them thought it would make good financial sense to have a baby which would guarantee we would never sleep past 7am again (ever).
How we smiled when we found out we were having two babies, so if one new baby alarm clock failed we could always rely on baby alarm clock two. Nearly five years on the alarm clock remains dead coated with dust on the bedside table and let me tell you our new alarm clocks have never let us down. Twin girl clock is sometimes unreliable to be honest, if you don’t wind her tight at bedtime she can sometimes fail to go off at seven. However twin boy must have been made by the Duracell bunny as not once has his alarm failed to go off. In fact he is so efficient he often goes off early to ensure we are never late for work or school.
To keep life interesting he varies the alarm ring, when we first got him he would wail like a strangled cat and we quickly discovered his snooze button which was activated by putting a milky teat in the ringing area. He got bored of the wail after a while and he moved onto separate wake up calls. For me at 5am he would call mamamamamama , then knowing he who helped create him liked to sleep longer he would revert to dadadada after mamamama had ignored his incessant ringing.
The amount of times we used both twins clocks snooze buttons meant they continued to grow at an alarming rate and soon we needed to move them out of the box we kept them in onto shelves stacked on top of each other. Twin girls shelf is adorned with a princess duvet and twin boy has a Spiderman cover. Now four years on we still marvel at the amount we have saved on batteries and the unique ways we can be woken up.
We always enjoy a little giggle when we see our childless friends fly off on luxury holidays thinking of the money they must waste on batteries and travel clocks. Our two alarm clocks just pack up easily and travel, albeit the first time twin boy clock went on a plane it interfered with his settings as he kept going off intermittely and twin girl couldn’t adjust her big and little hand to the time difference.
Now four years on they have evolved and have ingenious ways of waking us. Twin girl clock likes to occasionally creep stealth like into the bed and wake us up with hot hands cuddling our faces, or sometimes she likes to get her Barbie and creep stealth like up onto twin boy clock’s shelf and beat him over the head with it causing his alarm to go off first. Twin boy also does a good one – he likes to come into my room position himself approximately 2 inches from my face and bellow ‘mummy is it time to get up yet’, that never fails to stir me from the sleep I didn’t really want anyway.
However my current all time favorite, (and I am sure I speak for him who helped create them as well), this one never fails to wake us up and get us moving, is twin girl clock’s alarm going off with ‘mummy twin boy clock has done a poo and he is stepping on it’.
This is not a sponsored post but for anyone wanting more details on these alarm clocks please do contact me as although we are attached to them we may be willing to sell. We have recently introduced a new model but her timings are still out so please watch this space for when she is fixed and ready to go.
All comments and bids welcome,