here's a somewhat funny story, my sis made an Elmo pinata for her dd who turned 2, she invited my two sons who were around 9 and 7. So the kids are wacking elmo and elmo wasn't breaking. So than my sister said ok boys go at so they are whacking the hell out of Elmo, pieces of Elmo are flying everywhere and my niece is screaming in terror because Elmo is getting the crap beat out of him. She was quite traumatized for awhile but kids are resilient!! (ok that was a quote from John Candy in Home Alone) anyways she was quite upset, we laugh now about it but at the time we felt so bad for her.
guess you had to be there