Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tiny, Tiny Toys

Before the Christmas deluge of gifts and toys, I need to air a little gripe.

Why must so many little girls' toys be so small?  In my opinion, there's a very fine line between tiny children's toys, and garbage.

Here's one simple way to determine if a toy is too small:  Does it fit through a vaccuum cleaner hose?  Then it's garbage.  Is it smaller than say, a Cheerio?  Then it's too small to be a toy!  I don't care if you're over age three, it's too small.  I'm over age forty, and I need to be able to see what I'm vaccuuming up.

It's not even Barbie accessories I'm talking about here.  Hers things at least, are visible with the naked eye.  Now, Polly Pocket's things are tiny.

[Pencil added for size reference.]

And Silly Bandz.  Don't get me started.  Are they expensive and fun children's jewelry, or plastic crap?

Ah, now that depends on the location.  Location, as they say, is everything.

Are they tucked away in a jewelry box?  Or at least, somewhere within a child's bedroom?  Or are they on the living room floor?

Because those don't clog up the vaccuum cleaner hose at all.  I speak from experience.


Katie Hewitt said...

Agreed! I vacuum up those little things all the time. The silly bandz for in the garbage along with the happy meal toys. Even with all my sucking and throwing, how is it that my house is still a disaster?

Joey Lynn Resciniti said...

I suppose you can look on the bright side - these little things help with all of our find motor skills.

Cortney said...

Ha! When we asked my brother-in-law what the children wanted for Christmas he said silly bandz...he also warned us that they were expensive. I thought 'yeah right, how much can they be...they're plastic'. Yeah-no cheap thats for sure. Needless to say we did not get the kids silly bandz for Christmas.

ST said...

Thanks for a laugh!

Anonymous said...

So true and funny! I needed the laught today!!


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