Monday, July 21, 2008

Things In Our Playroom I Hate: Part Two

Things I Hate: Part Two
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Tchaikovsky Head Music Box
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I don't so much hate this, as the giant Tchaikovsky Head just creeps me out. GirlChild latched onto this hand-me-down almost immediately, much to my dismay. And what GirlChild latches onto, GirlChild keeps and cherishes.

There was a moment of hope when GirlChild dropped and broke Tchaikovsky's Head and I praised the lords of misfortune for small favors. Then GirlChild wept, brought me the super glue and the carefully gathered pieces of Tchaikovsky and we patched him up.

Nothing makes you look like a family of rich, pretentious snots (you know the ones...they do flash cards of Picasso with their babies) like people grilling GirlChild for a word that starts with the 'ch' sound and her bellowing out TCHAIKOVSKY!!!

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PS - I managed to eek this out on my friend's laptop. I hate it. I don't know how all you laptop people do it. I NEED A MOUSE!

27 Comments :

Memarie Lane said...

I work on a laptop, but I have a mouse plugged into it.

for a different kind of girl said...

That is creepy. Creepy. I would very accidently break this thing!

My husband and I have our own laptops. He's a total mouse user, but I threw efficiency to the wind and have bulked up my thumbs since I started working on the laptop. When I use his laptop for whatever reason, I hold the mouse in my hand like I have no clue what to do with it now!

Cocotte said...

This is weird, but that head bears a striking resemblance to the mediocre.com gnome to the right!

LceeL said...

But does she like his music?

HappyHourSue said...

I cried when my Chopin head broke. But not as much as when my Vivaldi night light gave out.

♥Shally said...

okay, he really is creepy...

Robyn said...

I hate how laptops are getting small enough to double as an iPhone.

Sparkliesunshine said...

I'm so with you there. I use a laptop, but I use a regular mouse with it.

That head cracks me up as well as that being here Go To answer for ch sounds. LOVE it! :) Nothing wrong with that.

Kelly said...

ooh thats just weird..and creepy.

April said...

i would drop that from a higher point next time....

Rph Mommy said...

Please make him stop looking at me. I swear, his eyes are following me. Make him stop.

Sully Sullivan said...

I wonder what would happen if you did flash cards with your kid using those porno card decks that were popular in the 70's and 80's. Just a thought.

Anyhow, I could think of worse toys for a kid to have. Does it talk though?

Sully Sullivan said...

I wonder what would happen if you did flash cards with your kid using those porno card decks that were popular in the 70's and 80's. Just a thought.

Anyhow, I could think of worse toys for a kid to have. Does it talk though?

Sully Sullivan said...

I wonder what would happen if you did flash cards with your kid using those porno card decks that were popular in the 70's and 80's. Just a thought.

Anyhow, I could think of worse toys for a kid to have. Does it talk though?

Kylie in Warsaw said...

Dude, I'm totally sending you a Chopin head:). He's kind of popular here.

I hate when I don't have a mouse too.

Ellie said...

Is it me or does he look like Freud? Hmmm. Ol' Dr. Freud would have a field day with that question...

Marinka said...

Please tell us how the Tchaikovsky head is used. In my house, we'd use him as a paperweight for the "US Weekly" subscription renewal notice or something,

Camille said...

We had a bust of Mozart on our piano, threatening with vicious eyes to haunt us if we didn't practise for the full 30 minutes every day.

Sometimes I still see him in my nightmares.

sista #2 said...

Put a pair of tiny sunglasses on him. Maybe he wont look as bad LOL

peace
#2

Diesel said...

May the creepy head of Tchaikovsky watch over you always.

Jenn Thorson said...

Wow. That's right up there with the James K. Polk action figure! Why aren't kids lining up outside stores to get THEIR Tchaikovski bust music box.

I bet it plays "Roll Over Beethoven," right? :)

Shieldmaiden96 said...

He needs a jaunty beret. Perhaps an ascot.

Or feel free to default to my 'go to' fate for ugly figurinage-- target practice.

JD at I Do Things said...

"There was a moment of hope when GirlChild dropped and broke Tchaikovsky's Head"

This is why I love blogs. Where else would you read this sentence?

Giant Tchaikovsky Head is pretty scary, all right.

JD at I Do Things

Hey It's Di said...

Did you put Mozart music on your stomach when you were pregnant? I'm just trying to decide if she likes artsy stuff or if it's because somebody cool had it before she acquired it?

I love my laptop! Can't seem to function with a mouse anymore because of it.

Mary Witzl said...

I love that Tchaikovsky head! (Though not so much the fact that I had to go back to see how to spell it.)

We were visiting friends once and someone there asked our nine-year-old if she liked Kylie or Avril Lavigne. She gave him a withering look and said "I like Handel." Talk about looking like a snob. We've since gotten to know the man who asked this question and I'm sure he wonders about us: the beer bottles all over the kitchen, the overgrown grass outside all shout "Redneck!" but there are these odd glitches. Like Handel.

Keep that Tchaikovsky head -- he'll be a part of your family's rich culture! And what other kid has toys like that?

Queen Goob said...

Drop him again while the kids are out back playing......he he he

Mary Witzl said...

I've only just spotted that nun. Honestly, that is wonderful. And what a great idea this is, too -- posting the toys you hate! My kids had zillions of these. Toy Story II ruined my life.

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