Flaming kids!!! Lol!!

A vuvuzela  - Despite my hatred of these darned things my daughter's gone and bought her brother one!!!!
@oldchem1 (8144)
June 18, 2010 4:47am CST
Kids don't you just love em!! I have just had a message from one of my daughters to say that she has ordered my 14 year old son a present. Nice you may think! Well until you find out what it is, only one of those darned South African vuvuzelas that I HATEand are putting me off watching the World Cup!!! What gifts have your kids received that have made you cringe?
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@meowcow (943)
• Philippines
18 Jun 10
Lols your daughter's so cute! I love kids who know how to (playfully) annoy their parents! And very imaginative too! Kudos to your kid my friend! God I miss being silly. No ones that creative enough in our family or maybe we just annoy each other in a different form but that was a honestly smooth move by your daughter lol! Thanks for sharing this with us, oldchem1! Cheered me up a bit. ++!
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@oldchem1 (8144)
18 Jun 10
I know, I'll send my son over with his new 'toy' the noise will cheer you up!!
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
19 Jun 10
Oh I'm sure this is all in humor but I have to admit...I have no clue to what a South African Vuvuzelas is. Is it a pet? if so then I can relate. My daughter's boyfriend was going to get her a dog. I love them but they are not allowed where we live and we can be evicted for having one so I went into instant panic and defense mode/ Actually, I'm sorry. I'm not even sure any of this rambling is even relevant as I have no clue as to what a SA vufuzelas is.
@oldchem1 (8144)
19 Jun 10
Vuvuzela - The instrument of torture to our ears from the World Cup!!
IF ONLY!!!! This article from the Daily Mail describes them, I've put a picture on too [i]If you thought the soundtrack to the World Cup would be the chanting of England fans and a spot of cheering and whistling, you’re in for a shock. Prepare your ears for the 3ft long, 127-decibel ‘vuvuzela’ – a £2 plastic trumpet which will provide a deafening background to the tournament. It is louder than a chainsaw, noisier than a lawnmower and even more ear-splitting than a referee’s whistle – and it could damage your hearing in as little as 15 minutes[/i]
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
19 Jun 10
Oh...OUCH!!! Invest in a supply of earplugs. Oh and what about the neighbors?
@ellie333 (21029)
18 Jun 10
Oh no!!!! Cover your ears!!! They are driving me mad just watching the football and hearing them in the background but to have one in the house, I DON'T THINK SO, my son is getting told afirm NO lol. The most annoying toy that my son dug out the other day was a battery operated guitar, he found some batteries from another toy oh the noiseit made was horrible so I said five mins at a time please and he has listened, when he was at school yesterday I hid it lol and hoping he won't notice. I will also add that I didn't buy it for him. Huggles. Ellie :D
@oldchem1 (8144)
18 Jun 10
He goes to watch Blackburn Rovers (he's actually an Arsenal Fan but living in Lancashire it's not somewhere he can go so he got a season ticket for Blackburn so he sees all the top teams!!)so his sister said he can take it there -0 I don't think they'll be amused!!
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@ellie333 (21029)
18 Jun 10
If he were a small child he might get away with it but at 14 he might get told to shut up bless. They really do makea racket eh! Huggles. Ellie :D
18 Jun 10
Hi oldchem1. Goodness I don't envy you that pleasure! They certainly are very annoying just on the television! My little one was bought a cheap princess hand mirror once... All it said was "you're beautiful". Doesn't sound that bad... But when you have a little girl that loves looking at herself in the mirror it certainly becomes very annoying after a while! Have you noticed as well that with the cheap annoying toys, the batteries NEVER run out???!! lol
@oldchem1 (8144)
19 Jun 10
How true, and yet the batteries in my wireless mouse are always running down!!!
@cicisnana (776)
• United States
18 Jun 10
I think the only thing that made me ever cringe (because with 4 boys and a little girl running around the house, noise was one of those things I was used to, but everyone knew the rule, the kids made enough noise themselves, so no noisy toys!) was alive!! And the little boys momma called me and told me that my son John was wanting one of their hamsters and would it be fine for him to have one. She said he could have a cage that she had and she had some bedding and food and etc for it to start out with. I said sure, why not. But, unfortunately I was thinking Guinea Pig instead of hamster. So over mom and son come, he has a shoe box and hands it to me and mom has the cage and is explaining the care of the hamster to me. We're ready to put the little guy in his cage and I opened the lid to the box and got the ultimate surprise. Although I think mom and son were even more surprised at my reaction. I screamed!! I threw the box up in the air and shreiked "It's a MOUSE!!!" and ran into the other room. Mom picks the hamster up and brings it to me explaining, although it looks like a mouse it is actually a hamster. I never did warm up to that little booger, and somehow he got out of the cage (I don't know if one of the kids did it, or what) and he got ate by my dog...
@oldchem1 (8144)
19 Jun 10
They are very mouse like aren't they!!
@hvedra (1623)
18 Jun 10
Not having kids myself I rather enjoy getting other people's presents that are loud and annoying. You get two lots of fun, the joy on the child's face when they see it and the furious look on the face of the parent!
@oldchem1 (8144)
18 Jun 10
You wicked person you!! Now I live 60 miles away from my grandkids - I buy then nosier toys than when they could bring them round to me everyday!!
@cip116 (1011)
• Romania
18 Jun 10
Children love the noise. My son when he was young,his greatest pleasure was a toy...pneumatic hammer It was a terrible noise but he not blinking,and he was not responsive to my pleas Now I wait My grandson going to grow and I will make him a gift...a pneumatic hammer
@oldchem1 (8144)
18 Jun 10
Oh yes - I do that sort of thing to my kids!!!!
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