There are certain toys that are so annoying that parents hate them. The bad part is that kids are crazy about the same toys. It is a lose-lose situation, if you look at it from a parent’s point of view- the kid will get upset if you don’t buy it and you will cry if you do buy it. Refrain from buying any of these toys, so that you can avoid yourself the headache later.
These usually come in large boxes with neat segregations and it’s all hunky dory till the kid opens the box. The beads spill out and go everywhere. The child then starts making mismatched and odd bracelets which the parent then has to wear because unfortunately, that’s what they expect.
2. Electronic Noisemakers
The most annoying electronic noisemakers are those that are in the form of chickens and dance about saying things like “I Can Dance” and “I Can Sing”. The battery cavity is screwed in and a parent may think the company does that to prevent the child from swallowing the batteries but in reality, they are saving the parent’s sanity as the child will not know how to open it up without help.
Slime is made with some awful material which slips off the child’s hand and amuses him for some reason. However, he will get bored of it soon and leave it lying about on the carpet and the parent will either slip on it and break his skull or spend hours trying to get it off.
4. Barbie Dolls
Every little girl in the world plays with Barbie dolls today. These are available in different avatars, for different occasions and so much more. Once the child receives the doll, she throws it about, twists its limbs, cuts the hair or removes all the clothes. Let’s not even get started on the box it comes in- you may as well be dismantling a bomb- it’s that complicated.
5. Lite Brite
A Lite Brite is some annoying toy that allows the child to draw pictures on it. The image then lights up and the colors used could not be brighter. If the parent happens to step on this toy in the middle of the night, he will definitely throw it out of the window and watch it break into pieces with a smile on his face.
6. Easy Bake Oven
Kids can make baked goods with the help of the batter the company provides in the package. Let’s just say that the parents are the ones who are made to taste the burned or runny or gooey pastry. What a treat!
How can soap and water be annoying, you ask? Well, imagine a child blowing bubbles all over the house and keep it in mind that they do not vanish into thin air. They settle on the furniture and leave rings behind.
8. Silly String
These are as annoying as the bubbles mentioned above. They spurt out of the can and stick on everything including your hair.
9. Kiddie Karaoke
These are in the form of miniature music systems with microphones. The child will beg you to put in a karaoke tape of her favorite movie or television show and ask you to watch her sing. It will never end.
10. Play Clothes
Play clothes come in promising packages and your child will drive you batty till you buy one for them. They will wear it around the house and because they are made with inferior quality material and stitched together with practically no thread, they will fall apart within the first month. Your child will cry because the clothes will be ruined and you will cry thinking of the money you wasted.