I love penguins so when I saw a plastic wobble penguin in a toy store last year, I was interested. Then I saw that it seemed kind of lame and it didn’t do anything so I put it back on the shelf. When my daughter had her 1st birthday, guess what one of her gifts was? Yep! And guess who it was from? Yep! My MIL. The woman is out to get me.
The hubby took it out of the box and sure it was cute but when he put it down on the floor, it just sat there. What is the point of this toy (which by the way was almost as big as my daughter)? That wasn’t all, unbeknownst to me it had a button underneath and has sound effects. It plays this creepy clown music and some creepy sounding, psycho murdering clown says whooo hooo, wheeeeee when you smack it.
And smack it I did, over and over, across the room. When we showed it to the little girl, it scared the bejeebus out of her. It sat in the corner of her room and on one stressful day I decided to turn it on and kick it around a little. My daughter had been cranky and I was frazzled so when she saw me doing this, she thought it was so funny. The harder I kicked it the harder she laughed. Did I mention my MIL was visiting…and had been at our house for several days?
I needed some alone time with my daughter since my MIL likes to be thisclose. I felt like Bear Grylls from Man vs. Wild as I stealthily threw her off my trail, making my way upstairs with my little cub. So I was able to let off some steam and my daughter got a good laugh, it was a win-win. Thank you pointless toy!
My daughter still doesn’t care for it and I don’t even know why we have it out after all this time. I would love to throw it out of the window. After thinking about it some more what I really would like to do is this….
Wait, before I go any further I need to put up a RED ALERT. This isn’t for the faint of heart. So in my deranged mind I would love to take a serrated knife to it. Just picture bits of plastic flying all over, like how Edward Scissorhands would be with toys. All the while I would be saying in my best impression of a creepy, psycho murdering clown, whooooo hooooooo, wheeeee!
What toys drive you crazy?