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To hide the damn dinosaur?

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JollyHockeyGits Wed 24-Aug-16 23:09:40

DS has an infuriating toy dinosaur that sings and moves about and he LOVES IT. All the live long day. Normally I don't really care about noisy toys, I end up blocking the sound out, but this one is horrific because I can't make out all the lyrics of the songs it sings so my brain automatically tunes in to try and figure out the lost lyrics. Of course, the songs also stick in my head, which again, I wouldn't mind but I can't stand not knowing the words. Am I alone in this? I know it's totally a first world problem but WIBU to lose the dinosaur for a few days? Alternatively, if anyone knows the words please fill me in! They go like... 'I'm a blank dinosaur called blank, and my Mum says I'm a cutie...'

Carrados Wed 24-Aug-16 23:11:59

I'm assuming it doesn't have good volume control?

I wouldn't chuck it...yet. The moment give DS stops being as interested in it, bin if. Do not donate it and pass it on to another unsuspecting family.


wobblywonderwoman Wed 24-Aug-16 23:16:34

Hmm. I chucked the yellow picnic basket out it annoys me that much

Leggytadpole Wed 24-Aug-16 23:19:24

Can you take the batteries out? Pretend it's broken?

MoreGilmoreGirls Wed 24-Aug-16 23:20:53

Currently under my sofa there resides a very noisy tractor, car and bongo drum grin

elephantoverthehill Wed 24-Aug-16 23:21:02

I never used to put batteries in until the DCs got tired of the toy. I then put in the batteries and wahoo a brand new toy. It's not a 'Barney' is it? Purple with green spots IRC. That thing used to drive me insane.

JollyHockeyGits Thu 25-Aug-16 11:35:48

Not a Barney, it's this thing here

We've not had it on today (amazingly) but it's sitting grinning at me from the floor, we've reached the stage where it even annoys me when it's silent. Of course I'm singing the songs in my head anyway, so... But I'd still feel mean taking the batteries out, I might just hide it, he's young enough to forget about it if it's not there (I think).

Sandyknickers Thu 25-Aug-16 11:45:10

How old is he? My youngest Ds is 10 months, he forgot all about the noisy caterpillar he dropped in Sainsburys and I never went back for it....

acasualobserver Thu 25-Aug-16 11:57:19

Could you google the lyrics to allow you to sing along with confidence? If you can't beat the dinosaur, join it.

JollyHockeyGits Thu 25-Aug-16 14:20:56

He's 14 months Sandy.

Casual I've tried it! Nae luck whatsoever. I think I'm just going to make up my own words. DH sings something completely different from me (I've googled his version too sad.

Chairmaker Thu 25-Aug-16 14:39:29

YANBU. DH had a mini breakdown yesterday and threw one of DS's noisy toys out of the window yesterday after he accidentally kicked it and set it off for the millionth time.

DS wasn't present, btw, and I'm sure he'll find it in the garden, at some point hopefully after it dies of exposure

Chairmaker Thu 25-Aug-16 14:43:26

Too many 'yesterdays' in there, sorry post-night shift brain

Didiplanthis Thu 25-Aug-16 16:18:02

No idea about the words but I take the batteries out then tell mine it's broken and can't be mended ...... oh and they NEVER die of exposure - I left one overnight in a paddling pool and same one overwintered in a sandpit - still sings !!!

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