August 21, 2005

Tales From The Bouncy Chair

We (and by "we" I mean "Mia") are not too sure about the bouncy chair, the low-to-the-floor chair that vibrates and bounces up and down. The cats, however, totally dig it. Our largest, Pixel, the 20 pound beast, resides in it much of the day. Although we've learned that he's just a tad confused by the vibrate feature. The only thing Mia seems to really like about the bouncy chair is the green hippo-thingy. Its biological origins are unclear.

Posted by Chris at August 21, 2005 11:14 AM

oh i've seen those things. i was mildly disturbed by the vibrate feature.

Posted by: laura at August 21, 2005 11:36 AM

They didn't vibrate when I had my first. My second, however, loved the vibrate, but not until he was around 4 months old. Give it time. The cat will thank you.

Posted by: shannon at August 21, 2005 11:38 AM

LOL - Sierra loves hers, as long as she has a view of the milk machine while she's in it - if the milk machine is outta sight, then watch out - all hell breaks loose!

Posted by: Marie at August 21, 2005 11:47 AM

Freaky. I have an almost identical picture with my black cat as well.

What is it with them and bouncy chairs? :D

Posted by: Stacey at August 21, 2005 11:55 AM

man, I want a vibrating bouncy chair for myself!

Posted by: jodi at August 21, 2005 12:20 PM

Cats are so funny. Buy them some wonderful, expensive thing from the pet store designed just for them, and they don't even want to be in the same room with it.

But Mia's chair - now that's a different story.

Posted by: cassie-b at August 21, 2005 12:22 PM

Wow - must be something about that hippo. Gi is content to sit in it when we're eating or showering though it's not her favorite place to be, and she focuses ALL her energy on grabbing or kicking...that green hippo. She doens't even seem to see that red mirror or elephant. Doesn't look that different to my adult eyes, but I guess the girls know something we don't. :)

Posted by: Shannon at August 21, 2005 12:37 PM

At least someone's getting some use out of it.

Posted by: Dawnie at August 21, 2005 12:59 PM

Smirk...I love cats!

Posted by: Gypsy at August 21, 2005 1:02 PM

One time I thought I sat on a bouncy sofa which made me fart, but when it started to talk I got up and screamed because I was sitting on my big brothers head! I hope I never sit on a bouncy sofa again!

Hi Chris! I hope you and your family had a nice weekend, and that you didn't sit on any heads!

Posted by: Rockchild at August 21, 2005 3:14 PM

turtle never dug the bouncy seat.

He was a big fan of the activity saucer... even at an early age. I started putting him in there and propping him up with blankets at six weeks.

all about the saucer at snidge's house.

Posted by: Snidget at August 21, 2005 8:26 PM

nice baby, although i think he/she is a little hairy...

Nice pictures...


Posted by: Tony at August 21, 2005 9:05 PM

I was just looking at pictures and realized that you guys ALSO have a peg perego stroller/car seat! We even got the red and black too! Figured the kid's gear ought to resemble ours. We aren't frilly people so it was nice to find a top rated "travel system" with some style. How's it working for you?

Posted by: Heather at August 21, 2005 9:24 PM

That hippo thingie doesn't look anything like you, so that at least rules you out as the biological origin. Feel better now?

Posted by: bhd at August 21, 2005 9:47 PM

that cat does not look lik ehe is 20 lbs? my cat weighed 19 and the vet made us put him on a diet. its been three weeks and i am happy to say that the little lardo has lost a pound, lol!

Posted by: lizabetty at August 22, 2005 9:41 AM

Mia's a little small yet to appreciate the vibrating bouncy chair. In a couple of months she'll love it! Both of my daughters lived in theirs for a couple of months.

When the girls got old enough their baby dolls inherited the bouncy chair and one time my youngest, who was 4 at the time, said "Whew, mama, I finally got the baby to be quite by sticking her in the bouncy seat!" It was funny because I had said the same thing to my mother years before when I stuck Amber in the same seat!

Posted by: Kristie at August 22, 2005 10:42 AM

LOL! That is hysterical.

Posted by: Pixie at August 22, 2005 11:26 AM

Alert! Alert! That is no cat. That is a BEAR living among you CactusFishes. A cute bear, I'll grant you, but a bear nonetheless.

Posted by: shelley at August 22, 2005 11:41 AM

Funny, I thought was looking at a picture from my house. Then I remembered I don't have a black cat. And 2 of our 3 look fatasses.

Posted by: annie at August 22, 2005 8:27 PM

well, once Mia reaches a month or two old, she should be living in the bouncy chair. And the vibrate feature is heaven, give that kid a bottle, then stick her in the BC with the vibrate feature, and momma can nap. Cuz baby is going to fall into a deep deep sleep.(in my experience) i always set mine on the table if i was near by cooking or something. But the bouncy chair my boy had had lights and a kickpad that lit up the lights. And music when he kicked Also, some things that rattled. He is a kicker though. still.

being above ground kept the cats out of it. and me happy.


Posted by: melanie at August 24, 2005 5:30 AM

PS, it will be fun to see your postings when she starts having baby habits. My son was a tongue holder. like for hours would play with his tongue. Sensation junkie already...oh my.


Posted by: melanie at August 24, 2005 5:31 AM

PS, it will be fun to see your postings when she starts having baby habits. My son was a tongue holder. like for hours would play with his tongue. Sensation junkie already...oh my.


Posted by: melanie at August 24, 2005 5:31 AM