I’ve bought some successful toys through the years, toys that have been educational and made my life easier. Then, there are the toys I possibly could have done without. Here are this week’s top three:
#1) The Pirate Sword
Last month, I had this marvelous idea for my now 3-year-old’s birthday–a pirate theme! We had pirate balloons, a pirate table cloth, pirate cake, and I found him this cheap, but very cool, plastic pirate sword.
I didn’t quite think that through. My little man immediately grabs the sword and says, “I’m going to kill you.” What?!? Did I hear that right? Where did he learn that??? There was that pirate Backyardigans I let him watch.
Everyone in my family has now been injured by the seemingly harmless sword. This sword needs to go missing soon or I will need to buy five plastic pirate shields.
#2) The H20 Blaster
My kids had so much merriment using our neighbor’s blasters one night, so I splurged a little. I bought four blasters at Dollar Tree. I gave them as a reward for temporary improved kid behavior.
The blasters are serious fun and can hold a ton of water. But, they also have not been the the choicest combination with my little pirate. He squirt our 1-year-old directly in the face last week and was blaster-banned for the day.
The next day Mase had a new plan. Did you know blasters work well in the house too? I got soaked. Mase went to his room, again. The jury’s still out on this one.
And finally, #3) Martian Matter Alien Maker