Toys that Make Noise
This post is going to make me sound really old, but I have grown to hate toys that make noise. When I was a child we didn’t have toys that relied on battery power, we were the batteries. We made the noises with our mouths, our hands and our feet.
It didn’t beep, or sing or scream. The only shrieking you heard was your little brother/sister when you wouldn’t let them play with it. The only bonk it made was the one that was created when you grew tired of your little brother/sister and dropped the toy on their head.
This was followed by the smack you felt from your mother because of the bonk you created when you hit your little brother/sister.
I am supposed to be on a short vacation now and the freaking toys my son is playing with is making me consider running to the office. I cannot take this anymore. Soon I will introduce him to firecrackers so that I can blow the toys up. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHH.
peninah December 30, 2004 at 1:41 am
My husband’s grandfather has a tendancy to only buy toys that make noise. I understand that these toys are somewhat of a novelty to him, but they drive us crazy. We usually let them run their course and then we don’t replace the batteries. By then, the kids have usually moved on to the next toy (luckily…).