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!

If she's concerned about the 'duck' hiding does she simply want you to move the pillows?!

VictorAndBarry Mon 21-Jan-13 20:10:39

Where the red lines were drawn, that's where I saw a duck too. One face each way!

Tee2072 Mon 21-Jan-13 20:29:56

What FCR drew, that's what I see.

Although I can see it on LittleDuckie's too, but it's not the first one I saw.

Pascha Mon 21-Jan-13 20:33:44

The bit in the middle looks like a ducks beak facing forward, as someone else said upthread, but its a bit sinister, big looming pointy beak with no face and no eyes. Perhaps she's sees this and is telling you it's hiding and a bit scary?

ICBINEG Mon 21-Jan-13 20:37:12

Oh god - I really hope my DD is scared of the invisible ducks....

tbh I think they may keep me awake tonight...

glad we broke your duck fcr grin

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

This is the hidden duck that I can see. It has it's head down as if hiding behind the pillows, wings stretched out each side.

(Sorry the picture looks more like a seagull!)

BertieBotts Mon 21-Jan-13 21:08:45

No, you're all wrong! I can see them totally differently, hang on...

BertieBotts Mon 21-Jan-13 21:09:11

(OP you should have posted this in one of the proper picture topics, would have been easier! grin)

Foggles Mon 21-Jan-13 21:09:37

I am sorry but I am crying with laughter at those duck pictures.

grin grin grin

magpieC Mon 21-Jan-13 21:13:28

Can she stroke the duck?

SunshineOutdoors Mon 21-Jan-13 21:13:45

This is the best thread of today.

BertieBotts Mon 21-Jan-13 21:14:50

This duck! - also an overlapping pair.

SunshineOutdoors Mon 21-Jan-13 21:15:03

frustratedsycamores can you explain your duck a bit more? Is the only one I can't see... tia

Tee2072 Mon 21-Jan-13 21:18:24

That one I don't see Bertie.

Badvoc Mon 21-Jan-13 21:18:51

Ducks are kissing the pillows.

LivingInAPinkBauble Mon 21-Jan-13 21:20:16

Me too Foggles, I think this must be one of my favourite threads! grin
Pleeaase OP give us an update when your DD is awake!

ICBINEG Mon 21-Jan-13 21:22:55

Bertie WTAF?!? and how the hell did you do that drawing? <awe struck>

Oh god there are so many ideas....I am so aware that I only get one shot in the morning before the rage sets in...at that DH will be furious because we usually on get phantom ducks at bedtime and not in the morning....

Argh argh the pressure!

Okay people what do I ask?

At most I get one question and one follow up....

ICBINEG Mon 21-Jan-13 21:23:35

I REALLY hope this makes quote of the day

can you explain your duck a bit more? Is the only one I can't see

MrsReiver Mon 21-Jan-13 21:25:50

Ooh I don't like BeeHatch's duck, it's quite scary and inevitably the only duck I can see whenever I look at the bed frame now!

NippyDrips Mon 21-Jan-13 21:27:00

I think you may need to buy a new bed.

I saw the two ducks pecking the pillow and on the first pic the very centre part looked like a ducks face on the wall behind it but I am looking on my phone so not very reliable.

MrsReiver Mon 21-Jan-13 21:28:54

Put all the pictures in a single document and show it to her, and say "which duck is it?"

Foggles Mon 21-Jan-13 21:29:17
Tee2072 Mon 21-Jan-13 21:31:05

grin Foggles

HoneyDragon Mon 21-Jan-13 21:32:06

This thread has gone quackers

MrsReiver Mon 21-Jan-13 21:33:23

I'm saving all the pics to put in one PDF (because DH is playing the xbox and I need to kill time until Revenge starts) and I now have a folder on my desktop called "bedframe ducks"

I really need to take up a hobby or something....

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