Tuesday, July 10, 2007

F Y I

By the way, unless you have an engineering degree, don't buy a Transformer for your 8 year old son. They're way too complicated for kids and after 20 minutes of folding, unfolding, banging it on the table and cursing, Paul handed it off to me with the statement, "Here. I can't do it. I think I broke it." I scoffed and took instructions in hand and proceded to show my husband how to transform a Transformer.

After 30 minutes and one broken nail, the car became a robot. 10 minutes after that, Sam brought it back and said, "Mom, can you make it back into a car?"

6 comments:

Stewed Hamm said...

To be honest, that's pretty sad. When I was eight, I could follow the pictures on the directions and figure out how to transform my Autobots on my own.
Granted, the new ones might be a little more complex... but you can find re-issues of the old-school guys (with die-cast metal parts and rubber tires, no less) for around $30 at Toys-B-We.

MrsCoach2U said...

That my friend is why I don't take my kids into the toy department at Wal-Mart......I'm not smart enough to work the toys these days. Hot wheels were simple when I was a kid, Barbie's head came off but it was easy to repair.

Cazzie!!! said...

Warning taken...I won't get one for my boys, thanks Mrs Diva

Derek Knight said...

I had one Transformer when I was a kid and it was the lame-ass that the Deceptacons left on the space station to "keep an eye on things." He was in...like...ONE episode. And he was purple.

I had the lamest toys.

Mean Teacher said...

Transformers-- more than meets the eye!

Mama Koch said...

...robots in disguise...

Weren't there decepticons? I think I have a box of them stored somewhere. My oldest (he's now 25) had to have them all. I probably could've named them all at the time.....


now I'm going to have that little song in my head all afternoon...