Please help me find the invisible duck before I go mad...

(191 Posts)
ICBINEG Mon 21-Jan-13 19:30:27

Every night for the last two weeks my DD (19mo) has been raging because I can't see an apparently invisible duck.

She stands next to the head board of the bed (shown here ) and makes all manner of quacking noises and signs duck. I should explain that she doesn't do much talking, only animal noises and signing so far hmm.

If I say "is there a duck?"

She points to the main cross over point in the centre.

If I say "where is the duck?"

She covers her eyes - which usually means hiding, or peekaboo, or the object I am talking about is partially obscured.

If I say "is the duck hiding?" She signs hiding again and looks all expectant.

I have not yet found anything to say after this point that does not result in a screaming fit of rage. Including silence.

If I deviate from the above script in any way she has a screaming fit of rage.

I am starting to feel like I am trapped in a 80's text adventure, the only outcome of which is a screaming toddler...

Please help me find the duck!

BillOddiesBeard Mon 21-Jan-13 19:47:25

Ooh that is a lovely bed, would you mind telling me where it is from?

ICBINEG Mon 21-Jan-13 19:48:01

Hang on a mo...now we have two different duck sightings pointing in different directions? confused

littleduckie Mon 21-Jan-13 19:48:01

ha no nickname was not changed for this thread!

I actually see it the way you see it Tee as well - pecking the pillows.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 21-Jan-13 19:48:57

Well, I can't see ducks either.

I see the rear ends of two dachshunds, butt to butt.

littleduckie Mon 21-Jan-13 19:50:20
Pascha Mon 21-Jan-13 19:53:03

Now I see 5 ducks or parts of ducks. I think your DS is very perceptive.

MrsReiver Mon 21-Jan-13 19:53:42

Ignore the random red oval - no idea where that came from...

http://postimage.org/image/5t8ggxpil/

ICBINEG Mon 21-Jan-13 19:54:26

wow nice art work !

....well that might explain why so much of it is hiding.....

hmm I could ask if there are any dogs too....

GrimmaTheNome Mon 21-Jan-13 19:55:16

Have we stumbled on the successor to Where's Wally? grin

MrsReiver Mon 21-Jan-13 19:55:23

Sigh, paint fail and now link fail.

Try again postimage.org/image/5t8ggxpil/

SoldierKatnissEverdeen Mon 21-Jan-13 19:55:52

Lol at the thought of you never seeing the duck and wasting many an hour looking for the duck. Even when dd has flown the nest in 18 yrs time. (See what I did there?)

Ps I can see it too. Your dd will be an artist!

ICBINEG Mon 21-Jan-13 19:57:15

mrsR that looks promising...although she always points directly at the cross over point...

who said 5 ducks?!?!? They are breeding shock

ICBINEG Mon 21-Jan-13 19:58:11

gah...I am clearly utterly lacking in imagination!

fcr1980 Mon 21-Jan-13 19:59:15
MrsReiver Mon 21-Jan-13 19:59:17

Is that maybe because that's where the two ducks meet?

littleduckie Mon 21-Jan-13 19:59:27

ohhhh think i found it then. the cross over bit looks like the back of a duck.

Jenda Mon 21-Jan-13 19:59:35

i see the ducks facing down! can't you just say 'oh yes darling, ducks' ?!

carbondated Mon 21-Jan-13 20:00:53

I can see where dd is coming from. 2 ducks (more like swans imo but she's not to know!LOL) heads/necks with beaks pointing downwards.

Shaky Mon 21-Jan-13 20:00:55

The curved top bit, directly under the 2 pictures on the wall looks like a forward facing ducks beak to me

fcr1980 Mon 21-Jan-13 20:00:55

Did that work? I'm new!

ICBINEG Mon 21-Jan-13 20:02:18

jenda yup that was one of the first thing I tried...oh yes ducks...lovely.

But she is trying to tell me something else....not ust that they are hiding...but...something....it is the frustration that causes the rage....

MrsReiver Mon 21-Jan-13 20:03:00

It did FCR grin

ICBIN You need to get your DD, (I don't care if she's sleeping - wake her up) and show her these doodles, we need to know if we're right!

ICBINEG Mon 21-Jan-13 20:04:54

Wow there is some serious art work going on here....

I could show it to DD...but she will quack...and we will be no further forward...

fcr1980 Mon 21-Jan-13 20:05:44

Yay lurked for ages, it's good to join in! smile

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Mon 21-Jan-13 20:06:53

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