I have to give credit to J. for this post, as he suggested this was indeed possible. We have a small slinky around here that's been all twisted and bent out of shape. I've been about to throw it out, but it's one of those things that N. thinks she should not have and thus is entertained by it for short periods of time, unlike most of her own toys.
(Have I mentioned her shoe obsession? It's not going away. Did I really think it would, given my own shoe issues? I had a gate up to keep her away from the shoe pile, but quickly realized it was more of a pain to lift the heavy three year old over the gate to go to the bathroom than it is to drag the less-heavy infant away from the shoes, dog bowl and magnetic letters on the steel garage door)
Anyway, J. picked up the slinky the other day and said "Have you EVER had a slinky that this didn't happen to eventually? I bet there's a website for how to fix one." I snorted, but googled away anyway, and voila: How to Fix a Slinky. I'm thinking the promise of this website in general is kind of appealing: "How to do just about anything." Deserves a bookmark for future parenting emergencies, I'm sure.
In addition, I was discussing N's attire for my brother's upcoming wedding and whether or not she'll have enough hair to wear a bow or not. She's got quite a few wispy growths in the back that I'm quite vain about, but the top is still decidedly peach-like. I know, we could do a headband, but I really just HATE them. Sorry if you're a devotee to the look, but there's something just bizzare about them and the marks they leave behind. I said I thought you could get some kind that glued on or something. Later, I went to the trusty Google toolbar and typed "bald baby bows" and here you go.
Amazing, I tell you. So, what have you googled that surprised you with its instant answer?