Monday, July 21, 2008

Things In Our Playroom I Hate: Part One

The kids and I are heading north, braving the eternal road construction of Pennsylvania in the name of friendship. Could be interesting as I'm refusing to bring the DVD player with us.

This will put me out of commission for a few days, so I'll leave you with a series of items you'll be glad that you don't own. That is, if I can figure this out on Blogger.
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Things I Hate: Part 1


Repeat-y Parrot


Repeat-y Parrot does what his name implies. How long does this take to get old? 30 seconds.


Q: Kids, why do you like Repeat-y Parrot?

BoyChild: I don't like him. Why? Sometimes he doesn't copy.

GirlChild: Because he copies.

To infuriate yourself even more - scream for the kids to shut Repeat-y Parrot off, and then hear your own voice screaming back at you.


Alice: Shut it off.

RP: (static) ...shut it off... (static)

Alice: Do it now!

RP: (static) ...do it now... (click) ...do it now... (static)

Alice: So help me - I WILL POP YOU ON THE ASS IF YOU DON'T TURN IT OFF!

RP: (static) ...pop you on the ass...pop you on the ass... (static)


Repeat-y Parrot will be the smoking gun when social services hauls my kids away. But that's cool as long as they take RP with them.

Stay tuned for Things I Hate: Part 2
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23 Comments :

Kelly said...

haha thats funny! I would hate that thing too..Have a good trip!

Bobbi said...

Although my girls are now 16, 24 and 26 - we still have some "Furbies" in the house. I hate to give them away because the girls loved them so much, but every now and then they'll talk to me. And it's usually at night when I'm home alone!

Meg said...

LOL. I have a holding tank for toys like that. When they've been in there for six months, they're shipped off to the Goodwill.

Have fun on your trip.

Plinko said...

I know how to kill the parrot - bring him to buffett it seems everything we bring there ends up not making it back - it is a fitting death...

Caroline said...

That parrot is making me twitch...

for a different kind of girl said...

Bless you for even taking Repeaty Parrot out of the box it came in!

Andi said...

This is great! I mean the post, not that hell spawn parrot. I can't wait to see what's next, and I might have to post a reply this. Do you want to compete with annoying toys? I don't know if you can beat some of the garbage (I mean treasures) Falco has received as gifts. Formulating a list in my head now... After your trip, it's ON! Have fun :)

Jenn Thorson said...

Have a wonderful trip, Alice. Is there any way that Repeaty Parrot could be lost somewhere on the Pennsylvania turnpike? I mean, not anywhere really close to MY neck of the woods or anything, but maybe sorta mid-state?

I see Repeaty Parrot out there on the side of the road, winging/thumbing a ride...

Angela said...

Those things suck. They're never cool.

HappyHourSue said...

Dude!!!! Swing by for a mojito!!!! PA is - yeah, it really kinda blows i know.

Mary Witzl said...

We once had something very much like that -- a red penguin, I believe. It drove me right around the bend and I was on the verge of throwing it out. Then I went and saw Toy Story II and after that I let it stick around. It's batteries were shot anyway.

That girl from Shallotte said...

Okay, you are an A-plus human being for not taking the DVD player. My husband gave me one to keep me from whining on our 2.5 hour drives to the coast to see my parents. And I'm older than you. Have a safe trip.

Big Momma Pimpalishisness said...

We once had a little monkey stuffed animal that made monkey sounds. After about a day I made my friend beat it until the sound box broke.

Not that I'm suggesting that... :P

Hey It's Di said...

OH, so that's how I get rid of the kids and the annoying toys huh?

My kids have had soooooooooo many evil noise making toys. The worst though was the furbies. I swear I would hide those things FAR away and under a million things. It didn't help! They would start making noise all hours of the night. I finally had to take matters into my own hands and permanently remove the batteries. Ahhhh much better!

Rph Mommy said...

The Husband and I are both dying now over RP.

The Girl Next Door said...

HIlarious! Do your kids repeat each other? bc mine did ALL THE TIME (ok let's be honest, son still does it even though they're 15) and they HATE it. So RP would've made all of our heads explode...

Bee said...

Now I want reapt-y parrot so I can say "pop you in the ass"1 Niiiice! ;o)

Kylie in Warsaw said...

Mwahahaha! I've never heard of a repeaty parrot, but we have a little monster that my "friend" sent me, that sings monster mash OVER AND OVER AND OVER. He now is hidden in the Halloween things and only comes out for that one day, but I swear the kids make up for not seeing him for the whole year.

Manager Mom said...

Ye Gods woman, why are you hatin' on the DVD player? Have you been drinking?

sista #2 said...

We have the parrot that curses. HATE IT

peace
#2

JD at I Do Things said...

Oh, my hell, that is funny. Why is it I can so clearly hear Repeaty-Y Parrott in my head, static and all?


JD at I Do Things

Queen Goob said...

I’d have to rip off his face
I’d have to rip off his face
Then kick him across the room
Then kick him across the room
And flatten it with a hammer
And flatten it with a hammer……

Cassie said...

I'd be in BIG trouble if I had a toy that repeated everything I said! Glad you thought my husband's insults were funny--haha, I actually did too, otherwise I definitely wouldn't have posted them!

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