Monday, January 02, 2006

My Least Favorite Gifts My Children Received for Christmas...

And before you all call me ungrateful and other nasty words, let me say that I appreciate that people love my children and buy them things. But you'd ALL be lying if you said that some gifts you would've preferred to be left unbought.


First we have the LARGE, porcelin dolls that my mother-in-law gave my girls. She kept telling me (before Christmas) how she got each of them these "beautiful big dolls". Um yeah. WTH are a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old supposed to do with such large breakable dolls?



Next is the creepy ass lion/professor/human? thing my mom gave Grace. It's name is Whittley and it moves and talks. You're supposed to play games with him, but he keeps freakin' out and twitching and repeating the same word over, and over, and over... I'm pulling his ear so you can see how stretchy his skin is. [shudder]

And finally, we have the Cat in the Hat movie and pillow my mother-in-law gave Hannah. I realize most people wouldn't mind such a gift. But when my primary goal in life is to keep Dr. Seuss out of my home, I'm not liking these so much. LOL!

16 comments:

mama_tulip said...

I hate dolls like that. They give me bad dreams.

And Whittley? 'Nuff said.

Janet said...

Whittley is absolutely the creepiest thing I have EVER seen!

EE said...

LMAO, nice. Love the doll and that wittley person/thing wigs me out. I think the freakiest thing is that his nails are painted??? What's up w/ that?!

Cee said...

Wow,someone else that doesn't like Dr. Suesse or Cat in the Hat. I thought I was the only one. Every year my kids school celebrates Dr. Suess's birthday and I just cringe when I see the principal all dressed up like the cat in the hat.

My MIL buys procelean dolls for my oldest daughter. They are wrapped up and stored away immediatly.

Alien said...

LOL Cee. I HATE Dr. Seuss. I always have. I cringe every year when they run "The Grinch That Stole Christmas." Blech.

Eric said...

Would you think I was totally weird if I said that I liked the creepy ass lion/professor/human thing? I'm just curious as to what your mom is like to have picked it out?!

Alien said...

LOL Eric! My mom claims she got it on clearance like two years ago and just "refound" it before Christmas. The box did make it SOUND cool. But it really is a possessed piece of crap. ;)

Renfield said...

Ooh Alien! A Parisian reader!! You've gone international!

Please tell me you've chucked the dolls into a locked closet. They look like the kind that come to life and commit demonic acts of horror in movies.

And Whittley needs to be bagged and drowned in the crick.

Slacker Mom said...

The stretchy ear thing is GROSS. Don't feel bad filing his evil ass in the basket. LOL

And the dolls, pack those breakable suckers away.

Alien said...

No Ren... Not packed away. I'm allowing the girls to play with them like normal, non-breakable dolls, hoping against all hope that they smash them (accidentally of course) and I can throw them away, guilt free.

jeanne_bean said...

Ah yes, porcelain dolls. I think this is the first year the girls didn't get any for birthdays or Christmas. FIL used to send them for each bday and Christmas, and they were always huge. I've got a pile of boxes almost up to the ceiling of porcelain dolls. FIL or grandMIL made a comment last year maybe about how the dolls weren't out on display so I said that I couldn't leave them out because the girls would want to play with them and they might break them and hurt themselves. I think the message finally got through...

Alien said...

I hate porcelin dolls. They freak me out. I used to hate all dolls, but I've gotten over that. But they need to be PLASTIC dolls. Seriously relatives... give me a quilt or something to pass down to the kids. Not this freaky doll shit. LOL!

Jen said...

My great-grandma sent us all matching porcelain dolls one year on our birthdays. They were smaller than yours, but came with stands so they could be set up on a shelf and looked at but not touched. We were about 10, 8 and 7 at that time... None of us were very thrilled with them. They aren't any fun to play with.

I made a pact with myself not to ever see THAT particular version of The Cat in the Hat - so far, I have kept that promise. I just don't think some actors should be allowed to do movies based on children's stories and creepify them the way they do everything else. I don't mind Dr. Seuss, but that movie will never be in my house (I hope).

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