While Mr Trifectagirl's health issues are continuing, J and I have been staying with my father (Grandpa) and step-mother (Anjeanie). It takes some of the load off (no need to go shopping, do laundry, cook etc), we have support around us and they live closer to the hospital if I need to get in there quickly.
While here, to help J settle for sleep we started to wind up Anjeanie's dolly that plays Fur Elise. J now associates this dolly with Sleep.
During one time at the hospital we all happened to be there, Anjeanie mentioned this to J's Nanna (Mr Trifectagirl's Mother) and that we're on the look-out for something similar to have at home when we get back. She says she has something.
It's a hideous souvenir Koala that plays Waltzing Matilda. The wind-up mechanism in the tummy is a bit of a design flaw. I don't blame her for wanting to pass it on!! Mr Trifectagirl is declining, was pretty tired and not responding much when she gave it to me in his room. Even he grimiced at the sight of it.
We were worried that it would scare J, so introduced it to him this morning.
And J LOVES it - Koala got big cuddles.
No accounting for taste.