I think all the time, “I should really go write a review on that horrible toy”. Then, I remember I have 3 children, and doing anything is impossible. I’ve been trying to work out again since the new year started, and it’s the
9th10th. Yep. Haven’t done it yet.
At Christmas time this year with my husband’s family, we were all sharing memories of Christmases past, and one of his brothers shared about the year that my husband had every toy break on Christmas day that his parents had gotten him. His dad even went to the trouble of snow blowing the grass in the front yard just so he could use the one gift that hadn’t broken yet…some sort of soccer goal contraption. Which promptly broke. While the heartache of my husband at the time was I’m sure very real, I kinda feel more sorry for his parents.
My point is, I can relate a little. Toys suck. And, we (and by we I mean mostly my mother) spend way too much money on them. Since Christmas day which was 15 days ago, we’ve had 3 things break (one of which we attempted to fix with my husband’s surgical tools…I mean, really?), and 2 that I wanted to throw in the trash because it was almost immediately realized that it was a piece of crap toy that won’t last another 15 days. We spend all this money on toys, and then what? They want to play with the box it came with. (Is it worrisome that this is still a favorite thing for even my 6 year old?)
The Flitter Fairy. Which, I will now re-name, the “I want to kill myself for ever showing my child the video of this ‘super cool fairy’ toy that immediately went to the top of her list and broke Christmas morning” Thanks a lot Santa. You jerk. This toy is so ridiculous that I can’t even begin to explain it. The super fine hair that is practically invisible to the naked eye that makes it so it really looks like it’s flying, is practically invisible. And, that’s not a good thing. Because it’s perfectly breakable and if you try and put said hair back together, it is very difficult to see that dang hair! Breathe on it and it breaks! The goo (I forget what they actually called it) that it comes with to attach said hair to the fairy stains your walls, sticks to everything, yet, would not stay attached to that stupid freaking fairy that it is supposed to stay attached to! And, last but not least. The dainty wand it comes with….broken. All of which resulted in us taking my husband’s surgical tools to try and rig some not very cool, totally visible, brown sewing thread to it so that we can pretend that it is still cool. Needless to say, she hasn’t touched it since.
Yet, she sure does love that alarm clock radio we got her.
I HATE the sound of radio static. And, radio commercials. And, many MANY of the songs on the radio (cue Taylor Swift’s Never Getting Back Together). But, the positive is that she is getting out of bed on her own on school days. Yay! But, that means I have to listen to the radio. A lot. And, it gets left on, all the time. And, as if my house isn’t noisy enough with three kids….now, I get to add to the background noise used car commmercials. Yippee! But, it hasn’t broken yet. That’s what is important. Right?
Let’s add to the list the batman mask that broke. The pirate telescope that is now rigged with scotch tape. *sigh* Why do we even buy them the toys? Let’s just order us something WE will like and give them all the bubble wrap for Christmas! They would probably love it.
Tell me I’m not the only one. What toys have already broken at your house? Or what toys are going strong and you wish they weren’t?