Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I Want...

Have your kids ever wanted something so dumb for a present that you couldn't even bring yourself to buy it?

My kids are amazed and intrigued by the weirdest things at the store.  The other day Zoey picked up a rubber band ball and it spoke to her.  She was immediately attached to the thing like it was magic or something. 

Emerson has been wooed by paper jams.  I can't wrap my brain around that one.  It's paper and it's an instrument?  How is that not going to break in 2.5 seconds?  Really?  The Mister was trying to talk me into buying it for Em for Christmas and I just couldn't bring myself to do it.  Paper music?  No.  Sorry.

Breckyn is immediately convinced she can't live without anything sold on an infomercial.  She has been entranced with the automatic toothpaste dispenser.  It is an instant must have.  What's not to like about hands free toothpaste?  How have we made it this long without it?  She actually pauses TV and makes me come and watch the infomercials so that I can see the urgency of her latest find.  Perhaps we need to take cable away from that kid.
Rugby is my only dependable kid.  He folds when I take him into a toy store.  Once his Grandma took him to the store with a price limit and a whole lot of time.  The decision was too much for him.  After about an hour and a half he declared that he would rather have nothing than have to have some much pressure put on him to decide.  Really?  So he just likes whatever is put in front of him for the most part.

What's the lamest thing your kid ever wanted?  Did you cave and buy it?

12 comments:

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

No power point? I'm so disappointed! Love Rugby's story, that's awesome!
My daughter found these Hello Kitty pants, literally they were cheap pants with a Hello Kitty applique, and they were $18! Maybe it's because I can sew, but I could NOT bring myself to buying her those pants. I mean, they would have ripped if I had a hangnail. We settled on using a nice pair of sweat pants (only $4) and she went to the fabric store and got the fabric she wanted to applique on. Cost us $5 for the whole thing, and they've lasted SO much longer then the other ones would have.

Mandi said...

Those infomercials are of the dev-eel. They reel kids in like no other, lol.

Just bought #2 some Fuzzoodles. You know what those are? Glorified pipe cleaners, sold as a $20 set. Ridiculous. It'll be all over the house and ruined in 5 minutes.

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Rex wants anything he sees a commercial for and tries to get me to commit to giving it to him for his birthday. Good thing it's a long way off and he'll forget by then. I must confess, those infomercials get me too. I don't ever buy the product, but I sure want to :)

Susanne ~ Mike ~ Easton ~ Clay said...

my kid is the same way with commercials...but I have to say, we bought the touch and brush...CHANGED OUR LIVES!!! okay well that's a bit dramatic, but I no longer have toothpaste EVERYWHERE in the bathroom!! It's genius!!! if you cave on any of them, I suggest that one!

kristen said...

Get Z some rubber bands and have her make one over Christmas break. That will take up a day or 2 of having to plan activities for break. Have all of the kids do it and whoever has the biggest one wins a prize. I don't know I would stick with it for that long, unless it was a great prize.

Sarah said...

My daughter isn't old enough to really beg, but everytime those Baby Alive commercials come on she yells, "I want it." I'm not looking forward to the days in the future when she gets sucked in by the infomercials, too...

Amy said...

I don't have any kids of my own, but I'm a nanny. I asked the eight year old boy what he wanted for Christmas and he said "rocks... shiny ones." The kid has a serious obsession with gems and stones and even plain old rocks that are abnormally flat or smooth. So instead of giving him a box of rocks, I found a rock polishing kit to give him for Christmas. It should keep him busy for awhile.

Tina said...

Pillow Pets! Oh yeah, Alden cried out every time he sees their commercial and I have been against them just because of it. Then, your sister went and blogged about how soft and nice they are so I caved. Hannah was with me when I bought it (and she had been a pretty serious mocker of them) and decided we had to buy Alden a different one because she was in love with the frog we had just bought.
@ Amy- rock tumblers are the worst present idea ever. My BIL bought one for my son for his birthday a few years back as a laugh because you have to plug the thing in and it rumbles noisily for like three months. And, to top it off, he bought a refill kit. The rocks we great. Getting them? Definitely not worth it.

gabesangel said...

Fushigi! My son has been BEGGING me for one of those Fushigi balls. He just HAS to have one! Until yesterday when he saw some cookie maker that looks like a play dough set. Now he just NEEDS that. Needless to say he won't be getting either of those!

Tiffany said...

cracking up at the comments cause kids fall for those informercials hard. my 11 year old included.

Brenda said...

Kids, infomercials?? What about husbands? Mine is NOT allowed to watch them after the Sham-wows!

Valerie said...

New to your blog and scrolling through old posts. This one had me laughing (as did many others) and I just wanted to share our crazy purchase. We are proud owners of the Easy button. You know, "Staples. That was easy." Yeah, we've got it. My spoiled kids. :)

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