Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thursday 13 #7

In the spirit of Christmas shopping (Have YOU started?)... 13 Things my children will NOT be receiving for Christmas, in spite of all the "I want that"'s that I hear!

1. Bratz Dolls. Who the heck came up with the thought, "Hey let's get some dolls with over sized heads and eyes, dress them up like hookers, and market them to little girls!"? Apparently they knew something I didn't, but regardless, my daughter will never, EVER have a Bratz doll.

2. Hot wheels sets. Now, don't get me wrong, I do enjoy Hot Wheels. However, anytime my 5 year old son gets a "set", I have to put it together. Then, it never fails, it breaks after a day and a half. Then we have this huge Hot Wheel track in pieces and no place to put them. Sorry, kid, you may have to use your imagination this year!!

3. Aquadots. Even before I heard of the recall (the Aquadots have date rape drugs in them), I would never buy these for my kids. I mean, I am looking at minimal mess potential here. Have you SEEN these dots? Good Lord, they are these little tiny dots that stick together. They are so small and so conspicuous. I am just glad they are recalled. Now I can tell my kids, "Sorry, guys, Aquadots will KILL you. We can't buy them."

4. Furreal Friends S'mores Pony. This is just ridiculous. Why do these companies market such products ALL OVER the television?? It's bull crap; that's what it is. I don't know about you, but I don't have 250.00 to spend on my daughter. It's all over the freakin' TV and all I get when it comes on is a 3 year old girl jumping up and down excitedly screaming, "I want that! Get that for me, OK mommy??" Yeah, NO.

5. Mouse Trap.. It takes 3 hours to put together, 15 minutes to play, and 5 seconds to lose half the pieces. Um, No thanks.

6. Any board game with a NEW Edition (except the new Cranium...I Want that!!). My son wants RISK. It's 17.00. Oh, but now they have "Pirates of the Caribbean" risk RIGHT next to it, for how much?? Oh, yeah! $35.00. So now he doesn't want Risk, he wants the uber expensive Risk. Crap.

7. TMX Elmo, Cookie Monster OR Ernie. Cute, I must admit, but SCARY as hell. These things are a trip. Elmo's laugh scares the crap outta me anyway.

8. American Girl doll. For some reason, the American Girl catalog came to my house. I swear there are crazy spies stalking our homes. How is it that at Christmastime the appropriate magazines come to each house? I get American girl, Construction Playthings and Lego....Hmmm...could the magazines be more age appropriate?? OK, off the tangent. American girl is cute and all. But there HAS to be a doll out there with Blonde hair and brown eyes that I can tell my daughter that it looks just like her. I don't really need to spend $200, do I??

9. WWE Action Figures. I have a 12 year old that LOVES WWE. He also loves Action Figures. These things are ugly and I don't want them in my home. I am sure just having them around will devalue my home.

10. K'Nex Roller Coaster. If I can't put together Hot Wheels, what makes you think I will be able to put this one together?? I am getting a headache just looking at it.

11. The American Idol Talent Challenge.
As mothers, aren't we tortured enough??

12. Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? I will not allow my children to have it based solely on my competitiveness. It turns out, I am NOT smarter than a 5th grader, and so be it, NO ONE in this house will be proven to be. I MUST win!

13. Anything that makes an ungodly amount of noise. Why? It's unnecessary. And with three children, Lord knows there is enough noise to go around!


Samantha_K said...

I'm with you on this. I have two boys, 2 and 4. They want the craziest stuff this year. So far I have bought two gifts...Peter Pan and Backyardigans Memory. That may be all they're getting at this rate, lol...
Happy TT!

jayedee said...

i am SOOOOO there with you on the bratz doll thing! i mean what are they thinking? and what are the parents who buy them thinking?

YummY! said...

The bratz dolls got the raised eyebrow look from me from day one.

I liked the idea of aquadots better than the similar perler beads that you have to IRON together. My MIL's sunday school kids LOVE those for some reason.

Cecily R said...

The pieces to Isaac's last Hot Wheels set mysterioulsy started disappearing about 6 months after he got it. Can't imagine how that happened...

Oh that stupid giant pony!Gracie WIGS OUT everytime that commercial comes on, which is every other hour. I hate ponies now.

I hear you on Mouse Trap. My mom has it and my kids can be happy playing it there, NOT here. They ask for it though...

I gave my Dad the K'Nex Roller Coaster a few years ago for Christmas. Isaac plays with that one at his house. See my logic here? Give the granparents the toys and THEY can play with them when my kids come over. :)

sheri said...

Awesome post! So, so true...

Jeannene said...

"Great Post kelly!! "

I am 100% with girl..give me some support! Leave me a comment. You haven't in a while, "i am keeping!!
xoxo Jeannene

Raggedy said...

I am with you!
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
(")_ (")Š

Morgan Leigh said...

I know how you feel. My sons not at the "I want that stage" yet, and neither is my daughter, but I'm dreading it. :)

Happy TT!

Are We There Yet? said...

Your list is to funny...and I agree about the TMX Elmo and company...My daughter got one for her 1st bday last Feb...she's scared to death of it. Its hidden in a closet. If she catches sight of it, she freaks. Luckily we arent the fools that paid for it!

Angelika said...

All they ever send me is that catalog with all the candy & sausages & cheese. I can't remember the name.

My son wants a Wii. My son will be getting a job to buy his Wii. :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

jenn said...

I agree, although my daughter does have Bratz stuff.
My son hates the Hot Wheels sets. He has over 200 cars, and he loves to make his own roads and things. Imagination rocks!
Happy tt!

Crazymamaof6 said...

ok this is hilarious! and i fully agree. i am with you on most of these but seriously? i want an American girl doll. i am pathetic. and i admit it. but i will not be getting one for me or my girls.

thanks for stopping by!

pluckymama said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. Crazy, I saw a company like yours at a womens show recently and I was wishing that I had gotten a card, now I have a website...yay!

Bethany said...

I love all of them! Esp. #12. WHY are those questions so hard. And I can only imagine how you are playing that if you were about to give someone a beat-down over scrabble!

TheVasquez3 said...

love love love it and i totally 100% agree on the Bratz Dolls...they are gross and creepy and WAY too sexy. NEVER will i allow one in our home. my daughter got 2 for her last birthday. she knew before she even asked that she was not going to keep them. we donated them to Toys for Tots and i felt really bad about it, not for my daughter but for the poor kid who is going to get that stupid doll for Christmas. i felt SO bad that i went and bought 3 toys to add to the barrel to make up for it!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Hot Wheels sets are also banned from out house for exactly the same reason you gave. And Bratz are just plain wrong.

Leeann said...

ROFL! I am WITH you on the Brats dolls! I don't get the hooker appeal either! They are HUGE around here and my girls know better than to even ask!

Jules said...

Oh my gosh...this is hilirious! Thanks for sharing!! i'm a friend of Melissa's (hope for the hopeless)