April 01, 2007

Sibling revenge oath

My sister lives a couple of house down state and wasn’t able to make it up last weekend for Clone’s birthday. However, she was in town this weekend so she saved her gift and gave it to him yesterday. My sister and I have one of those relationships that are normal, yet hard to understand. We love each other, but don’t really understand nor get along. Thus she knows I hate it when the boys get toys that need a lot of assembly and make a lot of noise. So what does she give Clone for his birthday this year? This monstrosity:

clone birthday gifts

Good lord. The assembly wasn’t bad, but it’s noisy as all hell. There is a motorized accelerator on it that shoots the cars through the track. Then Doctor Octopus moves around and tries to block the cars from hitting or getting past him. Then you can lower the Spiderman web launcher and shoot the cars at Doctor Octopus. Which, the cars will miss and hit the cardboard back ground with a loud thump like a drum. Needless to say, this thing is amazingly loud.

And Clone loves it.

clone birthday gifts

Since I’ve assembled it yesterday he’s played with it a good 4 hours. With breaks only when I say, “ENOUGH, go do something else for a little while! Daddy needs to go chew some Advil.”

One day my sister is going to have kids, oh yes she is. When she does, payback is a beotch. Because each year the toys get louder and more complicated to assemble. Her future husband is going to learn to hate me quickly.

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at April 1, 2007 07:46 AM | TrackBack

LOL From one Father to another what you speak is the truth!

Posted by: Bruce Wayne at April 1, 2007 11:08 AM

Don't you know it's in the Aunt/Uncles handbook to get noisy and hard to put together toys for nieces and nephews?

I go for the noisest because I usually don't care for the people I am giving the kids gift too, so it's a payback for me not liking them much.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 2, 2007 11:53 AM