A Xylophone and Other eXamples of eXtremely Annoying Toys Grandkids Love
Here’s what I have heard:
“The best thing about being a Grandparent is you can have loads of fun with your Grandkids, get them all wound up with sugary treats, spoil them rotten, then send them home.”
Our own children may not appreciate the sugar, but sugar will wear off in a few hours.
It’s really all those annoying toys Grandparents love to buy their Grandkids for Christmas, birthdays and “just because I was thinking of you”. And then have the gall to send the Grandkids home with these fingernail-on-the-chalkboard scratching, ear-piercing, get-on-your-last-nerve toys. Poor parents. That kind of toy doesn’t wear off as quickly as sugar.
It’s only when Dad has had enough that he either steals the batteries and calls it broken or throws it against the wall and it really IS broken!
So, if you want to please your Grands while innocently annoying their parents, here are some suggestions.
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How about this piano? It has three kinds of sounds for musical instruments, songs and animal sounds by pressing the center button. AND 6 piano keyboards, 3 hand drums, and 3 musical instrument buttons! Wow. Imagine that over. And over. And over again.
X is for XylophoneIt's only when Dad has had enough that he either steals the batteries and calls it broken or throws it against the wall and it really IS broken!Click To Tweet
The reviews on this dinosaur catapults it right smack dab on to my list of noisy, annoying toys.
“…the “roar” is SO extremely loud & repetitive, my husband and I can’t stand it!”
“…EXTREMELY LOUD!! and long playing. Which of course he loves…”
“…kid loves it, but the sound is ridiculously loud and plays a 3-second clip on a constant rotation…”
Now, that’s what I’M talkin’ about!
Oh, boy. As the kids get older, the toys get better! The Dancing Mat comes with 8 musical instruments: Saxophone, Violin, Clarinet, Trumpet, Banjo, Xylophone, Guitar. Wow, take your pick. Maybe they will play them all at once!
And guess what?
There is a perfect Xylophone for 2-4-year-olds, too!
AND it had a kazoo, piccolo, triangle, castanets and lots of other fun noisemakers for your listening pleasure!
X is for Xylophone
I found another Xylophone set here with a drum pad, cymbal, washboard, and mallets. It was too creepy for a picture and I don’t know if I’d recommend it. It’s probably fun and all, so I’ll give you the link, but I’m not putting the picture in this post.
A Karaoke Machine is perfect for someone who can really belt a tune but becomes one of those annoying noisemakers when used by someone like me. I’m going to say this qualifies as an “annoying toy grandkids love” because the percentage of really good singers is probably very low. The chances are pretty good that the one kid who LOVES to sing is the one who can’t… you know who you are.
I saw these and flashed back to grade school. Did any of you other Grandmas out there have these as a kid? Are they annoying enough to make the list?
X is for Xylophone
Oh, wait, that’s not all.
This is a weird little gadget. Have you seen one of these? Do you know how to play it? This is a new one for me.
Ok, so go ahead. Take a chance. Your Grandkids will love these booming, clattering, irritatingly fun toys.
Their parents, on the other hand, may decide that these are great toys to leave at Grandma’s house so “the kids will have something to play with when they’re at your house, Mom”.
Take the risk anyway. You can always sneak it back into their bag before they walk out the door…
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