Broken, no. I don't destroy my children's things anymore than I'd want them to destroy my things.
Removed batteries, yes. It was a Tickle-Me-Elmo given to my daughter by a friend, and the whole house got a lot more sleep after Elmo decided to be quiet. He was still a snuggly companion, just less noisy!
Mama to Munchkin and Chickadee ...and co-parent to 3 additional bundles of energy!