Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Starting a List

I am starting a list of things that were invented by people who clearly do/did not have children because if they did have kids they would have realized the absolute insanity the items on this list can cause and they would have abandoned the invention in the first place.

Item 1--Coin operated kiddie rides/mechanical horses/race cars that sit outside of grocery stores.

Item 2-- Claw and Crane toy machines.


Please add your own items in the comments.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pixie Sticks

melissa said...

moon sand.

Janet said...

Shoes that make noises.

Annalisa said...

Colored play-dough that gets into your carpeting

SciFi Dad said...

Polly Pockets, or any other toy with removable parts smaller than a newborn's fingernail

Shoes that require batteries

tracypartyof4 said...

Shelves filled with all sorts of gel or spray candy, or any candy for that matter at the check out counters.

Teach-ME-Mom said...

Buttons on overalls

Anonymous said...

KIDS! Who invented them? That is where the problem lies.

Mrs. K said...

that lawnmower toy that goes 'clack clack clack' when you roll it...and to add insult to injury it doesn't mow shit.

kcinnova said...

Fake vacuum cleaners that make noise like the aforementioned lawnmowers. And for the exact same reason!!

kcinnova said...

Oh!! Those gel-gooey hands and feet that stick on walls and ceilings and leave oily marks. Hate those.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Toys with sounds/lights and no off switch.

Charity Donovan said...

The arcade at the movie theater! Hellloooo? It already costs like a bazillion dollars to go to the movies these days with kids & to top it off they now have an arcade at the entrance. Seriously, can we parents (or our pocketbooks) catch a break already???

Fulton Quads said...

How about kids meals at various restaurants? I just LOVE going to the Olive Garden with our two year olds & order pasta. Angel Hair or Spaghetti looks SO good on the walls & floor! LOL!

Erin said...

Toddler-sized pants with a zip-up fly and a button. Good luck getting an 18-month-old to hold still long enough to zip and button. Snaps, please!

Erin said...

Ooh! And those "Tadoodles" crayon things from Crayola. Those tips bite off WAY easier than a regular crayon.

Erin said...

The grocery carts with the truck on the front and TWO steering wheels. PLEASE. Those trucks are no where near big enough for two kids. So then it just devolves into a fight about "She's touching me! She's using MY steering wheel!"

Shane Harmony said...

Silly string.

Melinda said...

White sofas. Say no more.

Patience said...

Shane Harmony, Noooooo!

I Loooooove SillyString!!!

PA said...

So, uh, what's wrong with the crane toys? I have been wanting to buy one for my kid ever since I never had one.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

The machines with the crap in the eggs outside the grocery store.

Candy shaped like baby bottles or pacifiers.

Jenine said...

The kiddie playscapes that are entirely enclosed in Chickfila, or any other place, with no ventilation to clean air. Those places SMELL and are petri dishes!

Stina said...

Candy that is perfect choking size.

White carpet.

White anything for that matter. :)

How about goody bags from parties? Okay, sure, I enjoyed them when I was younger too. But as a parent I find them aggravating. A bag full of a bunch of plastic junk toys from the dollar store that my children then break into pieces over the next few hours/days and I have to throw out. Just give them some extra cake or something. lol.

Anonymous said...

sugar who was the dumb ass that made it legal to give kids sugar

am said...

toy drums.

Shannon said...

Of course not! They were made by people who KNOW kids...and love $!

I vote for Webkinz. :)

The Maid said...

flip flops for kids who just barely learned to walk.

Hello?

I can barely walk without flipping those things off from time to time...and I live in the hottest place on earth...where we have spring, summer, and winter flip flops.

Ugh.

Jo's Outlet said...

I'm with Erin -- no pants for little boys and girls need zippers and buttons! Good heed! Elastic waist bands are quick and easy...and comfy. I wish ALL women's pants were made with elastic waist bands so if I wanted to wear them I wouldn't feel like an old lady.

Jo's Outlet said...

little girl play makeup and nail polish with the glitter that sticks to everything (or so I've heard. We don't have a girl.)

Anonymous said...

This isn't an invention, but...

WHO decided it was such a hot idea to put the candy aisles near the cash registers on the way out of the grocery stores???