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To sabotage son's favourite toy?

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DazR Fri 08-Feb-13 00:26:37

We still laugh at a play iron that drove us crazy many years ago with stupid sayings -
Don't the clothes look beautiful
I like ironing do you?
How much ironing IS THERE?
Let's iron together
it wouldn't shut up and I found myself constantly yelling 'no I don't like xxx ironing!' And 'there's too much xxx ironing' lol

Disappearing Fri 08-Feb-13 00:10:06

YANBU. My DD's Wiggles DVD got "lost" for 2 whole years, after I hid it so well.

Be careful about using the "It's run out of batteries" excuse, I did this with my 2 y.o. DS when I thought he'd had enough iPad time, subtly switched it off, then put it away. The next time I checked him he had got it back out and was trying to change its batteries, with a rugged big screwdriver!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 07-Feb-13 23:46:21

(the purple dinosaur, y'know the one)
Silly hats singing toy.
Turn the hat (his head doesn't turn like Regan in the Exorcist but never mind) and he sings a choice of songs to go with the hat.
But there's more...

........ a free video to boot.

<<Make a saint spit, so it would>>

maninawomansworld Thu 07-Feb-13 23:39:45

Jesus my spellings bad tonight! Cider aint good.

maninawomansworld Thu 07-Feb-13 23:39:15

YANBU . Any excessively noisy toys in my house tend to meet with an untimely death or if they are particularly expensive they have been known to mysteriously dissapear as if the bermuda triangle had migrated to England!

DoJo Thu 07-Feb-13 23:32:34

The thing is, he loves the lights, but there is no way to just activate them and not the infuriating noises!
Funnys - There is an off switch, but it lulls you into a false sense of wellbeing by lurking silently between sofa cushions only to spring into life when you plop down after wrestling putting the boy to bed. Plus it was purchased by well-meaning grandma who was horrified to find it made noise as well as lighting up so feel mean just hiding it or breaking it too much.
Oh well, will have to wait till current bout of teething is over as I'm too scared to take away the one toy that can distract him from emerging molars for fear that he will never get over it!

mummymeister Thu 07-Feb-13 22:51:43

3 kids (now big) 3 toys that they had i absolutely hated. the most annoying one was a duck that quacked each time you turned its neck through 90 degrees - an annoying little quacky song that i can still sing to this day. Why oh why when i did this didnt it ring its bloody neck! fortunately they just grew out of it and then found another favourite toy. current favourite toy of 15yr old DD is eyeliner. now how can i get that away from her then? (DS is obsessed with a whoopi cushion and has smuggled it to school already)

SirBoobAlot Thu 07-Feb-13 22:50:51

He will know. And he will hate you forever.


stubbornstains Thu 07-Feb-13 22:47:17

I have never left a flashing singing buzzing fire engine intentionally out in the rain for weeks in my life oh yes I have

(It. Did.Not. Die)

youllneedthisfish Thu 07-Feb-13 22:40:45

Bin it! seriously - you are likely to be given similar items for the next three years by relatives with a slight knowing twinkle to the eye. I have a cupboard very high up that used to have four or five of these things in it - that I had to keep for the sake of various gift-givers - but that would drive me insane in real life.

bumpertobumper Thu 07-Feb-13 22:31:52

i am amazed that 'batteries run out' is acceptable to toddlers, does seem to work though. now that DS2 is getting older, he points to batteries in the supermarket and reminds me that the noisy toy needs them, but unfortunately they never have them in the 'right size'
And why is it that the toys which make the most annoying noises always last the longest on a set of batteries, and the fun ones run out almost immediately...

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 07-Feb-13 22:28:18

does it not have an off switch? If not YANBU for finding that it's suddenly broked

DoJo Thu 07-Feb-13 22:27:38

Gaaaaah! He mostly likes the lights on it.

DoJo Thu 07-Feb-13 22:26:55

11 month old LOVES his torch with spinny ring thing that changes the colours and flashes. I HATE the (admittedly surprisingly large) number of songs it plays and the way it pipes up when you're least expecting it. I'm pretty sure that he mostly the lights on it, but can't be absolutely certain. WIBU to break the speaker in the hope that the lights alone are enough entertainment for him or should I resign myself to being asked to 'follow the jungle crew' every time it senses my presence?

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