16 Responses to “You know what I hate?”

  1. Marg September 13, 2008 at 8:36 PM #

    My son is just about grown out of these, mainly because a Happy Meal isn’t enough for him to eat these days. Over the years I have thrown away thousands of the things. No exaggeration!

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  2. Lauren Dane September 13, 2008 at 8:42 PM #

    Yeah, me too. I throw them away a few days after they arrive in most cases and the kids don’t miss them too much. They’re a good “you can’t have the toy until you eat” thing. But they’re usually noisy and sharp and yes, the devil.

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  3. kate r September 13, 2008 at 8:51 PM #

    They make fabu Halloween prizes if you get trick-or-treaters. Seriously the kids pick them over candy. And if your own kid is out trick-or-treating at the same time, she’ll never see that you’re giving her LPC (little plastic crap) away.

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  4. Rhonda September 13, 2008 at 9:04 PM #

    I hate those things. One girl out grew them, only to have the other start begging for them. & yes they hurt when you step on them, but evil mom in me, says that’s one more to toss!

  5. Dev September 13, 2008 at 9:16 PM #

    I haven’t had to deal with happy meal toys in years.  Now that Baby-J just turned 1, I suppose it won’t be long until I’ll have to again.  I’ve forgotten how they multiply.

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  6. Rosie September 13, 2008 at 10:19 PM #

    The only thing worse?  Two kids and twice the toys.  Oh and promos of trucks or whatevers that make your kids beg night and day and day and night to go back so they have them all only to immediately not care about them any more if and when they do.  Yeah, I’m glad THAT is behind me.

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  7. Amy September 13, 2008 at 10:29 PM #

    They’re not even good toys usually. :blue:

    I frequently cull them.

  8. Throwmearope September 13, 2008 at 11:20 PM #

    Sorry, Lego, real Lego, not Duplo (which is larger) hurts much, much more than Happy Meal toys.  Also Lego are smaller and harder to see in the dark.I can still remember the scream of rage when McDs gave my son a tiny Barbie instead of Hot Wheels when he was six.

  9. Marg September 13, 2008 at 11:50 PM #

    Yes, Lego is horrible. As are all the model kits that can get put together to make mechanised animals and the like. The little pieces absolutely kill when you stand on it.

    Margs last blog post..Sick…again

  10. Pamk September 13, 2008 at 11:53 PM #

    I agree with throwmearope. Those darn legos suck. I have hopped through the house cussing and throwing those things away more times than I can count in my sons lifetime. Thank god my kiddos have just about outgrown them. The worst thing about these is they multiply like rabbits.

  11. Kate Davies September 14, 2008 at 1:42 AM #

    Three kids. Three Happy Meals. A hundred gazillion HM toys, give or take a few.
    I donate them to the “treasure box” in my kids’ elementary school classrooms, for the teachers to use as prizes. The vast majority are still wrapped.
    Of course, it looks like that’s all I ever feed them. But at least the damn things are out of the house.

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  12. Kimber An September 14, 2008 at 8:27 AM #

    :blue: I feel your pain. Your daughter is not too old to indoctrinate into believing only grandmothers buy Happy Meals. That’s what we did and it’s saved us a bundle. 😉

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  13. Penny September 14, 2008 at 10:13 AM #

    I hear ya.
    I have found that a nice solution to this problem is to allow Reagan to have a dessert after she’s eaten off the $1 menu board, it all works out about the same and thankfully she likes their icecream more than their crappy toys, unless of course they are Littlest Pet Shop toys.

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  14. Missy Lyons September 15, 2008 at 10:18 AM #

    I totally relate to this. My dauighter wants the toy and half of the time doesn’t even eat her food. Grandma took her out yesterday and got her a happy meal. She didn’t eat one thing. She just wanted the toy.

    *sigh

  15. Jewell September 15, 2008 at 7:06 PM #

    OH, huge flashbacks of working fast food not more than a couple of years ago.

    Truth be told, making those little meals in fancy boxes, well, stinks.

    Mini this, mini that, and heaven forbid if you forget the toy. Worse yet, if that toy is already possessed by the child (yes, possessed is a good word for this experience) then often parents will ask for another toy. No, demand another toy as his/her darling child is screaming in the drive-thru window.

    Toys with food. Verra, verra bad idea.

  16. Highland Gal September 17, 2008 at 10:58 PM #

    I despise the Clone Wars toys they’ve had for the entire second half of the summer. Creepy little bits of plastic. Blech.

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