Post # 1
The snail. Omg, the f***ing snail.
It’s the trifecta of baby amazingness — it has a mirror, it lights up, and it plays music. Specifically, it plays the most annoying music that has ever existed in all the world. And it prefaces that music by screaming “WOOHOO!!!!”
It’s also motion and sound activated, so sometimes if I forget to turn it off, it will suddenly start singing out of nowhere and I’ll throw my cereal on the ground in sudden fright. Do we have a ghost? Who is the snail singing to??
My sister gave us the snail as a gift, explaining that her own kid loves hers so much she has played with it consistenly for over a year. My sister also wants to throw the snail into traffic, but of course she had to go and buy one for us as well.
I’m considering leaving our front door tantalizingly ajar when I leave for work one morning, with the hope that some street thug will come in and steal it. It could happen.
What’s your kid’s most annoying toy?
Post # 3
@iarebridezilla: ok sooo i don’t have a kid. but i do have a dogchild!
aaaand she also has a motion activated toy that makes annoying sounds. aaaand it also goes off randomly unless we wedge it between things on the entertainment center. oh, and there’s no way to turn it off.
its a ball, and it’s small enough for her to pick up and carry around in her mouth. it is SO CUTE when she plays with it but it’s infuriating that we can’t turn it off. and of course, if we accidentally activate it and she hears it she goes bananas and we HAVE to give it to her. because she’s spoiled that way.
it has a chipmunk voice and says things like “get along little doggie!” and it giggles and burps. lol!
Post # 4
LOL I have to laugh, iarebridezilla it is just beginning. The toys get more annoying the older they get.
My son’s most annoying toy right now is a hand me down from his cousins. It is a toy car that was in Toy Story 3 I believe. It is a car with Woody in it and has a switch on the bottom that makes Woody talk, well he only says 1 thinga and OMG I am so tempted to hide that thing or take the batteries out.
Post # 5
@iarebridezilla: We have this toy octopus that has about 6 balls in it. The point of the toy is that you have to lift up the shoes to find the balls. This toy is so loud and annoying! It will randomly start speaking and singing. And if you even lift it up a little bit the stupid balls fall out all over the place and make such a loud noise when they hit the floor. I can’t even touch the stupid octopus when my daughter is napping otherwise all hell breaks loose. There have been numerous occasions where I have almost launched the toy at the wall, but then I would just have to clean up the mess and still listen to that thing jabber on.
Post # 6
When my older daughter was a toddler, my mom bought her a plane. Like a jet plane- complete with very realistic jet engine sounds. I could not believe that it was manufactured and sold. I told my mother she had to keep it at her house.
With my 2 year old now, she has a potty book that has a flushing sound that she plays with constantly. So gross.
Post # 7
Everything with batteries. The radio, sent to us from Australia that sang “Thanks for tuuunnnning in!” has fortunately died. Now its the puppy piano that sings “Is there anything more fun than playing the piano? (cue piano music) How about, how about playyyyinggg with some frieeeennnnddddds!” There are about a million things more fun than playing the piano, that’s why I quite lessons when I was seven. But my son can spend a solid 15 minutes playing with it, and for that I am grateful.
Post # 8
haha I can already see that — my niece’s toys are horrible!!! She also had this remote that would sing different songs whenever she pushed a button, but of course little kids aren’t willing to let the song play through before they push another button so it would just go like “I GOT A REM–HOW AR–I GOT A REM–DOOBEEBEE–I GOT A REM” until someone took it away from her.
Post # 9
oh no, a toy that not only screams loudly at you but also makes a mess everywhere? LOL I need to start making a list of rules for anyone who wants to get toys for Dear Daughter.
why oh why do the talking toys have to talk in the most irritating voice possible? Why can’t they just be like ‘yo, is there anything more fun than playing the piano?’ But no, no; it must be screeched in a child’s high-pitched falsetto with extra whiny thrown in for good measure.
Post # 10
@iarebridezilla: It wasn’t my kid, but the song “Celebrate Good Times,” will now send me into a blind red rage. I spent a night on a bus in Europe, and I was seated next to the ONLY baby on the bus, and the only thing that would shut up said kid was this little dog that sang “Celebrate Good Times.” So, it was a constant round of screaming, “Celebrate Good Times,” 5 minutes of sleep while the kid was calm, and then more screaming, and that stupid song agian.
Post # 11
I know my little sister has a keyboard complete with a real microphone….
Doyouknowhowannoying it is to listen to a 3/4 year old “sing” into a microphone? She puts it RIGHT UP to her mouth and just breathes really loudly while sort of humming. Sometimes she just breathes into it. Eff that sh*t is annoying… Sounds like theres a stalker somewhere in the house.
As far as my dog goes, she has one toy that drives me absolutely nuts.
One was a water toy that someone gave her. It was this octopus with a heavy ball in it… she freaking loved it. It didn’t make any noise. But she would carry it around and wave it in circles with the tentacles. Then all of a sudden WHACK right in the knee with that thing. One time she dead legged me and I almost fell. Here’s the kicker. I rip the rest of the ocotpus stuff off of it after the dead leg and an eventual bruise incident (there was already a hole in it anyways). I give her the heavy ball that’s in there. THAT IS HER NEW FAVORITE TOY!!! It doesn’t do anything! It’s whiteish and round and heavy. No noises no squeaks…nothing. So yesterday she jumps up on the bed as I’m laying down and drops the damn thing on my face.
The ball is in time-out. -_-
Post # 12
@iarebridezilla: Teenagers + Cell Phones = THIS
Post # 13
lol yep, I do have a list but unfortunately we bought her that one for christmas last year, mistake on our part haha
Post # 14
The Furby. Sweet mother of Jesus, make it DIE. It talks (rubbish babbling) non-stop. Even if you put it to “sleep” the slightest noise or motion will wake it up. And it’s sooo demanding.
Post # 15
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I was like 10 years old before I learned that you can change batteries. My mom would just be like, oh sorry batteries died, guess you’ll have to play with your toy without the sounds/lights/moving stuff/whatever. So at least you have a strategy for when Dear Daughter is older and you can lie to reason with her.
Post # 16
haha you guys are cracking me up!!
that’s another thing I can’t figure out — why do they have to play annoying songs??! The kid doesn’t care what
song it is, as long as it plays music at all! DD’s floor gym thing plays music but it is blessedly non-irritating music (even after months) so I don’t want to pitch it down a ravine at all. But the snail (and any toy that plays f***ing terrible songs)? KILL IT WITH FIRE.
remind me not to buy any microphones … oh lord … does she get it all wet too with little-kid-mouth? I bet there’s mold growing in it from her breathing all up in it all the time. haha EWWWWWW.