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18 June 2008 @ 10:22 pm
Good grief, Charlie Brown  
Why is it that all children's toys require an overly complex assembly? My husband's parents picked up this adorable Sesame Street walker thingy for the baby because he's become very interested in standing lately. So, I'm thinking I'll put it together today while he's down for his afternoon nap and surprise him when he wakes up. No such luck, two hours later I'm still putting this freeking thing together. It wasn't that it was anything hard to understand, it was that all the toys on the top of the tray had to be snapped into place and the stupid things did not want to cooperate, not to mention that you needed Hulk-like strength to get the plastic to bend. There were a few times where I wanted to throw the stupid thing through the window, but I prevailed.

It was all worth it in the end. You had to see the look of absolute wonderment on his face when I put him in it. He loves the Sesame Street characters and was beside himself, quite literally squealing with joy.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
 
 
 
Jukeboxjukebox_csi on June 19th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
Oh how precious! What an awesome toy! Our thingy's like that didn't have nearly as many attachments to play with. But I know what you mean. Some of those things are even hard to get out of the casings they come in, let alone putting them together.
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on June 20th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
I remember one Christmas a few years ago where a whole pack of adults had to open all my niece's toys. The Barbie dolls were the worst. They sewed the dolls hair into the packaging...on purpose!!! Seriously, that's just insanity.
Fran: Wha? Haruhi (Ouran)franwi on June 19th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
Don't you just love those "some assembly required" items? Maybe next they can simply sell consumers blueprints with vendor contacts and what parts you'll need in order to assemble it. DX

Glad you prevailed and made Big-D a happy camper!
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on June 20th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
Some assembly required = get the band-aids ready. There has to be a better way with these things. It's only going to get bigger and more complicated the older he gets. :(