YOU KNOW WHAT ERKS ME

Monday, October 09, 2006

Cut here to open


This weekend was my son's 2nd birthday. A joyus party with approximately 50 people from our immediate family... seriously. In my family you can just do "small". With 13 grandchildren, 8 siblings and parents that have been married, re-married, and re-married again, an "intamate affair" quickly becomes a circus, and the big house we just moved into, suddenly becomes really small. But all in all, it really was a great day! The best thing about birthday's in my family....the presents. From floor to ceiling, stacked in a glorious & colorful wonder, is every child's dream come true. So what is the downer you might ask...
you try opening the boxes. Not only did I not have a single battery, (they should come included for the price), but the packaging on toys these days is ridiculous!! Hubby went to open this model car pop pop bought Ty, when he turned the box over, it actually had screws in it! Now how is that fun? All the toys took about 10 minutes to get out of their packs. One toy, a Thomas Train, I didn't even know how to open it. I mean it was just in plastic so it shouldn't of been that hard right? No.... I couldn't figure it out. So hubby says to me to just use sizzors to cut it open. I go for the new sizzors I just bought, still it the pack and what happens....I can't get them open. I turned them over to see a label for opening instructions that read "Cut here to open"!! WHAT THE F***?!!? Didn't I just buy sizzors, because I didn't have anything to "cut" things with?
geesh!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that sounds like quite a party.

But, you're right. The packaging for toys is the WORST. I love watching my nephew open presents on his birthday and at Christmas - but the disaster comes after the wrapping paper is off.

It's bad enough the kids can't get into them on their own, but sometimes the parents can't either!

e.Craig said...

All in all ... a great story, but the scissor part was the best. Just too funny.

jane said...

2 is such a good age. It's absolutely one of the funnest as they start trying to say bigger & bigger words. My family is pretty much the same as far as size & it totally overwhelms Tarzan. Some of the plastic over things takes a damn chainsaw to cut thru!

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