Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cardboard Chaos

At the risk of sounding like a CBS curmudgeonette, what's with all the cardboard, plastic and twist ties in packaging children's toys? I just spent the past 15 minutes of my life trying to unravel a plastic "mower" for Baby. When I finally huffed and puffed it into submission, there was more cardboard and plastic detritus than toy. (Did I mention this is a Learning Mower? About all I ever learned about mowing was that afterward, beer tastes pretty good. Somehow, I don't think Fisher-Price is going for this concept.)

Next came the fire truck. And do you know that there were two elaborately wrapped twist ties (actually, they're more like coated telephone wires) up, around AND through the fireman! The toy was designed so two wires could be woven through the toy and wrapped around him. Heavens, who has THAT job?

Okay, Baby is on his way over, so I must divert. Don't forget to recycle.

PS We played our brains out for over two hours. The wooden spoon was his favorite.

6 comments:

Sharon said...

You make me chuckle!

suejohnpeter said...

Merci, cherie

Kathy and Freddy said...

Sue JP Rooney.... this was too funny!

MFM said...

The lesson is, a beer tastes pretty good after opening the toys. The next lesson is, a beer tastes pretty good after playing for two hours with the recently opened toys. I'll get back to you with a wooden spoon lesson, after which a beer will taste pretty good. Right now, I'm in the mood for a beer. Later!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am laughing out loud. you keep getting funnier!

Sue said...

gosh. thank you, anonymous. (Did you know there are a LOT of people out there with your same name?)