Post # 32
@MsJ2theZ: you found out the gender and didn’t even tell me!?!?!?! JEEZ!!
And the thing is, you really don’t know what’s going to annoy you until it’s there in your house making noise all the time. Dear Daughter has the kick-piano floor gym thing and she spends a lot of time in that, kicking the piano over and over again (which makes it play music). But those songs don’t annoy me at all, so she can just kick to her heart’s content. But the snail? No. F*** that snail.
Though it’s pretty fair to bet that any toy that talks or sings in a child’s voice is going to get smashed with a sledgehammer at some point.
Post # 33
@iarebridezilla: We did! Yesterday morning. So so sorry :). Now what to name the little bugger!
My nephew has that… what’s his name…scout! And we all shared a bedroom on vacation last summer and scout went off in the middle of the night. I was like WTF is that noise!!!
Post # 33
annifer: I had to bump this very old thread real quick to tell you a story.
So Dear Daughter has started cruising the furniture, which meant it was time to get her a push walker. I go on Amazon and search for them, seeing that the bestselling one is made by Vtech. Okay, fine, price is right and the reviews look good so I order it.
It arrives on Saturday and I immediately set it up for Dear Daughter to play with. I sit on the floor near her, absently playing on my phone while she messes with her new toy. And then, through the riot of cows mooing and Old McDonald playing, what do I hear? “RING-A-LING, THE ANIMALS SING!” followed closely by what sounds like someone doing a terrible Fran Drescher impression, saying “Thanks for calling!”
AH F*** WHAT HAVE I DONE.
Post # 34
For older kids, it’s legos that you freaking step on in the middle of the night or that you don’t see. Ouch.
Post # 35
I don’t have kids but I work with them, so the other day I was working with some of the younger ones (Preschool age) and at the school they’ve got a tickle me elmo. Oh goodness. This one little boy kept playing with it, but Elmo just kept laughing nad laughing and saying “Again, Again” and I wanted to chuck it out the window.
Post # 36
iarebridezilla: DS loves to play with remove controls. I was at Babies ‘r’ Us this weekend and saw a baby-appropriate remote control train, and I was so excited. He was going to LOVE it!!
I get home and can’t wait to show it to him. I put him on the ground with it and the second I press the button to make him to forward, DS FREAKES OUT screaming and books it over to me and buries his head into my lap. This happens anytime the train makes a sound or moves.
Ofcourse, Darling Husband and I spend the weekend chasing him with the train and having it periodically blow the whistle just as DS is contently crawling near it, just because it’s hysterical to see him freak out.
No worries, we’ve already started a fund for his therapy bills!
Post # 37
ExcitedScaredBee: hahahahaha too funny! In later years, make sure you tell him the train was possessed by demons and you were just as terrified of it as he was. #goodparenting
Post # 38
iarebridezilla: Ha! And I don’t know if it’s batteries running low or just wear and tear, but our walker will sometimes keep talking long after DS quits playing with it. Most of those electronic toys speak up after a few minutes of inactivity, trying to lure the kid back over (creepy). But the walker now sings its siren song up to 30 minutes after DS has walked away. It’s gained sentience and is lonely? I don’t know. Be alert, is all I’m saying.
Mrs.Sawyertobe: If you Google “lego firewalk,” there are stories about stores that have set up a path of Legos you walk over to score discounts. It makes me cringe just thinking about it.
Post # 40
annifer: oh god. Haha my sister and her daughter were over when I put together the walker, and as soon as she saw it, my sister said “that’s the same one we have” and then gave me this smug, kinda bitchy look like she knew the next year of my life was gonna suck. And she gave me the same warning — “make sure you turn it off when she’s done with it, because it will go off randomly when no one is around and scare the sh** out of you.”
Amazon reviewers, you lied to me. You said I would not regret this purchase. I already regret it.
Actually I think I just need to stop buying Vtech stuff. Dear Daughter has this big Vtech treehouse thing that demands she play hide and seek constantly, and my mom has a Vtech garden toy whose batteries are on their way out so it sings in slow-mo and the flower won’t stop dancing to no music. I think the devil got into it, honestly.
Post # 41
iarebridezilla: I don’t have children, but I CAN’T STAND toys that have music when they are used in public. To me, there is nothing more obnoxious, and nothing says more about a parent when he/she allows his/her child to use one of those things without headphones. I ALWAYS say something about these toys — it seems like it either doesn’t bother other people, or they just don’t want to say anything! Especially on planes….aaaaaaarrrrggggghhhh!
Post # 42
1st place we have the 3ft tall remote control robot that farts, burps,sings, dances and mocks me
2nd place is and interactive arthur stuffed animal that has no volume control
and 3rd is a lovely helicopter that goes off singing at 2 a.m. every morning……..worst part? i bought these toys!