Children might love these toys, but they quickly become annoying for the parents.
The holiday season brings in additional stress about sorting out appropriate gifts for your family, friends and loved ones. Once you take a walk into the supermarket or gift shops, there are lucrative offers on "must-have" toys for kids and it sure looks like a great present for younger folks. However, once you bring them home, those toys end up stressing you out even more. So, Nicole Story Dent—who goes by @nicolestorydent on TikTok—is addressing this less-discussed issue in her recently viral video.
The loud and obnoxious toys which might seem fun at first, quickly turn into a living nightmare when kids fiddle around with it continuously without a care. Sometimes, these toys even kickstart by themselves and freak everyone out. Dent is swearing off from buying these annoying bunch of toys any further and providing her audience with a list of them. “This video is to tell you about some toys. Unless you would like to ruin your own life, or the life of the parent to which it is gifted, do not under any circumstances gift these,” she said.
The first thing Dent names is the Mutant Ninja Turtles action figurines with adjustable arms. However, there are times when the arms of these action figures get stuck and it sets off some of the worst kind of noise that you might have heard in your entire life. “If you don't let go, it doesn't stop,” Dent warns everyone. The 5-Minute Story books like Disney to Paw Patrol to Daniel Tiger are something Dent detests as well. “These books claim to be five-minute stories. Maybe if you're that speed reader in those infomercials from when we were young. They also end every story with the beginning of the next story on the right page,” she continues.
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“However, anytime my kid has fallen on our driveway, it is because of Crocs. They're ugly and they're dangerous. They're dangerously ugly. I cannot tell you how happy I was to receive that email that my son’s daycare banned Crocs,” she joked. The last thing she adds to her list is those kid's walkers which go off in the middle of the night at times, playing annoying songs and acting like it is "possessed." The parents on TikTok certainly took note of Dent's advice when it comes to buying these Christmas special toys and left their thoughts in the comment section.
@jsmnzrk added, "There’s a reason we don’t do toys that talk or make noise in our house. The exception is a Scout my oldest was gifted and has been passed down to all 4." @inthecookiejar quipped, "Slime, glitter, glitter slime and anything with 100,000 small parts/accessories that will inevitably be scattered all over your home (except legos)." @ashleymizy1 shared, "That walker would go off at 3 am after weeks of no one touching it outside! it got placed in the garbage so fast!" @jennan501 wrote, "I had a toy go off at night while I was wandering around. I said 'begone demon!' as a joke then said 'Goodbye.'" @rach.h4 mentioned, "I just bought all 4 of those TMNT toys. Thank you for the warning, back to the store they go."
Dent made a second video to add a few more items that she thinks parents should avoid including in the gifting list this holiday season. She mentions stuff like light-activated puzzles, and toys that have numerous pieces that need to be put together, loud microphones that have inbuilt echo features in them. Dent made sure to include Squishmallows which is considered one of the most popular toys loved by kids.