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post #41 of 210
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Originally Posted by crl View Post
(The boxes were delivered while he was in the house and said on the outside to open them right away so I did--if I had known it was all going to be stuff he couldn't have I would have left it until he was in bed.)

Catherine
Usually with things like that you are safe enough just throwing them in the fridge until you feel like opening them.
post #42 of 210
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Originally Posted by prettypixels View Post
I'm not sure if this is the same one or not, but..

http://www.step2.com/product.cfm?pro...FUog3godBlntCw
That doesn't look fun to me. I mean, they ride a few feet, then turn around and go again? I don't know, it seems like the track should at least make a circle or something. But maybe I am just lazy

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Originally Posted by odenata View Post
Baby Alive potty doll. I returned it before dd could see it - I don't need a doll that poops and makes creepy giggling noises.

My Mom almost bought one of those things for the child she adopted at a local school. I made her put it back It creeped me out!
post #43 of 210
the Hannah Montana guitar. Driving me nuts and it's only been a couple hrs. It had to be the one gift she opened on christmas eve.

and I bought it didn't know it was going to be sooooo dang annoying.
post #44 of 210
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Originally Posted by cedoreilly View Post
He will LOVE that roller Coaster. I don't personally own it but they have it at the playgroup my youngest goes to and he LOVES the thing! If it was not so expensive, I would so get it for him.

The most annoying thing so far for us is a talking Cookie Monster. The only good out of it was it keep happy and out of trouble for my DD's entire dance class.
I wish we would have had the rollercoaster when DS was younger. When he was in Pre-K someone donated their's tothe class and DS would get into fights with the other kids to ride it.... had we had it earlier he would have been a bit more ho hum when it showed up at school.

alas.
We would have it set it up in the backyard..
post #45 of 210
Ours so far is one we didn't get. The aunt I loathe who jacks with dsd's mind all the time called weeks ago to tell her she was sending her a piece of jewelry that has not shown up. Now she called to say she's sending a gift card for both Christmas and her birthday in one. Yeah, right.

I'm really p!$$ed at dh for even letting her talk to her at all.
post #46 of 210
they had that roller coaster at a play place we used to go to on rainy days. my kids LOVED it.

we've lucked out and gotten mostly awesome toys for our kids. i would say most annoying would be glass nativity sets for the toddlers (seriously??) and my mom got ds a giant stuffed pony which we had to ride with all the way back home from texas to california. he was crazy about horses though and she couldn't help herself i'm sure. of course, he LOVED it.
post #47 of 210
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Originally Posted by lolar2 View Post
Usually with things like that you are safe enough just throwing them in the fridge until you feel like opening them.
Yeah, I just assumed it was fruit, since they had sent us fruit last year. And, it didn't occur to me at all that they would send things DS can't eat.
post #48 of 210
All the gifts my LO got were really good. I was actually surprised. And anxious. And thought about writing one of those letters talking about our philosophy around toys. Of course, there was plastic. And one made annoying noise. But all of them are kid-powered toys (the plastic, noise making one is an instrument). And two of the four presents were wood.

Now the presents I got, well, most of them are just clutter.
post #49 of 210
I got earrings....again, yet I do not have pierced ears.
I re gifted within the hour - a personal best for me! Thank goodness people sometimes don't write my name on my gifts
post #50 of 210
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mom told me that she got my dd a huge giant tub of moon sand
I am very laid back. My kids have play dough and clay and paint and all sorts of things. I bought moon sand once and will NEVER have it in my home again. I would not allow that toy in our house, I would leave it at Grandma's. lol
post #51 of 210
oh and every one of my kids has LOVED that rollercoaster
post #52 of 210
My 5 yr old DSD got a Hannah Montana singing Barbie doll stage.. YUCK... I want it GONE!
post #53 of 210
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Originally Posted by MommytoTwo View Post
I am very laid back. My kids have play dough and clay and paint and all sorts of things. I bought moon sand once and will NEVER have it in my home again. I would not allow that toy in our house, I would leave it at Grandma's. lol
we regifted moonsand we got for ds's birthday. we had one set. Never again. most of it is in our back garden (after the kids used it to play kitchen on the porch), probably killing the soil...

I had a baby alive doll when I was 4 or 5. Wow, I had no idea how creepy it was.
post #54 of 210
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Originally Posted by bigeyes View Post
Ours so far is one we didn't get. The aunt I loathe who jacks with dsd's mind all the time called weeks ago to tell her she was sending her a piece of jewelry that has not shown up. Now she called to say she's sending a gift card for both Christmas and her birthday in one. Yeah, right.

I'm really p!$$ed at dh for even letting her talk to her at all.
That's really bad.
post #55 of 210
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Originally Posted by crl View Post
That's really bad.
Yeah. She's also stolen an inheritance from her, and dh thinks if he lets dsd see for herself how she is it will be better than us just cutting off contact.

I disagree. : Her 22 year old half brother can't seem to decide whether or not to completely cut her off yet. He still vacillates between I hate her and I'm going to her house for whatever holiday is next every time he talks to dh.
post #56 of 210
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Originally Posted by mytwogirls View Post
Yep. Apparently I am hairy
But are you also stinky? Apparently I am.

I got a Bounce "Roll & Fresh" scented lint roller from my 18yo sister.
post #57 of 210
There's no way on earth I would have that rollercoaster (that has been mentioned previously in this thread) in or near my house! Cuddly toys, on the other hand - all my kids have loved them, played with them lots, and could never get enough of them!

Our two annoying toys of the year have been hidden away unopened, one of them still in the gift wrapping paper: 1: a huge plastic "garage" of the type with many driveways up and down, that break and disappear, leaving the thing useless and including a few small, rickety low-quality cars. This was from my mother, who knows from previous years that any plastic crap will be returned. And 2: a noisy, batteri-driven car that my brother-in-law bought and my sister warned me about so we could put it away unopened.

Our son is not very much into cars, except fire engines and ambulances. We bought him a wooden fire engine; he has played with it constantly since last night (we open gifts on Christmas Eve) and will never miss the two disappeared presents.
post #58 of 210
Thankfully most people listened to me this year. I have had it with people (mainly my mom) buying the kids TONS of useless crap that they don't play with and it ends up all over my house. So I put my foot down 2 years ago. I hate to be the meanie but my girls (age 1 year and just turned 4 at the time) came home with 2 huge gift bags each plus large Little People sets as well. We took my DH's pickup truck over to my parents' house for Christmas Eve and could not fit everything in the truck floorboards to come home. I was ticked. That was just from my parents, my grandmother and 1 gift per child from my sis and bil. (So most of it was from my parents.) Eventually I realized that some stuff was still sitting in the bottom of those gift bags... and it was February! So I took those items out and donated them to charity. It was ridiculous. Now we have "rules" for my parents for Christmas. They are "allowed" to give the following - 1 ornament, 1 outfit, 1 toy and books (I don't limit books or craft supplies). I just don't need a million more toys coming into our house!

Now, my grandmother... she picks out weird stuff for all of us. This year she got me a Christmas throw blanket (the upholstery kind of fabric that isn't soft at all). She got DH an armchair organizer thing. Both of those gifts will be donated as neither one of us will use them. And I think that's the 3rd or 4th throw blanket she's given me. They are all hideous and itchy. All the women got the same, all the men got the same. And I have yet to look at the toys she got for the kids. She is notorious for buying cheap toys at bargain stores and giving them to the kids. I especially love the stuffed animals with big button eyes hanging on by 1 loose thread. She gives those to 21 mos DS... complete with the big tag that says NOT for UNDER 3! I've told her so many times that the kids love art supplies (thinking what could be easier than crayons and notepads or coloring books!) but she just doesn't listen. I've also mentioned to her several times that DH and I are decluttering our house and don't really need anything. Of course gift cards to restaurants, movie theatres or book stores are perfect for us... we love to read and enjoy going out without the kids occasionally (my parents babysit for us) but our budget is tight with 3 LOs and me a SAHM. Oh well, at least she's stopped buying me clothes. I am not a small girl... I wear a 38F bra... and she buys me sweaters in size small... girly ones in pale pink with lace trim. I am NOT girly.

At least DH knows what I like. He got me new Sharpies, Post -it's and a few books I wanted. (The Sharpies are my favorites!) He also got me a new digital camera and a case for it. I've been borrowing his for a year or so.

Beth
post #59 of 210
The Playmobil Dollhouse. It's cool, Dd loves it. It took dh TWO hours to put together and there are a gazillion little pieces. I've stepped on and broken 2 pieces already.

And I can't blame anyone, I bought it for her myself, because I knew she wanted it. And she will play with it.

My kids play with stuffed animals a LOT. Ds wouldn't look at stuffed animals until he was about 6, and now they feature prominently in his play. (Before then, if it didn't have wheels, he wasn't interested.) So, don't diss all stuffed animals. Dd loves stuff animals - one of her christmas requests was sweaters for her 4 favorite stuffed animals. Santa had quite a time knitting a sweater for a horse, a puppy and 2 lambs.
post #60 of 210
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But are you also stinky? Apparently I am.

I got a Bounce "Roll & Fresh" scented lint roller from my 18yo sister.
yikes. you 2 may have a tie for winner.
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