The child has hundreds of dollars worth of toys, scattered throughout the living room, his room, and the rest of the house.
His current Favorite Toy, the One He Cannot Be Without?
A plastic dove decoy his Daddy picked up for him on clearance at Wal-Mart.
He looks for it as soon as he wakes up in the mornings – or after his naps – and carries it all over the house.
The bright side: I can distract him from almost anything by saying, “Where’s your bird?”