Don’t you just love parents who give the worst gifts at parties.
You know the ones, the ‘messiest thing ever’ that destroys all furniture, the ‘most time consuming to put together’ that you need an engineering degree to accomplish it or worst of all the ‘noisiest’ one.
My son just got each of the above for his birthday. I stupidly constructed the ‘engineer degree’ one first which took me about 5 hours, in which time the poor sod had got so bored that he opened ‘messiest thing ever’ and smeared it all over couch, walls and 18 month old. Whilst I was clearing this up and in the worst mood ever he managed to open ‘noisiest one ever’ and blew a whistle at me whilst playing the violin, badly. Percussion sets are never my first choice of gift, however I may be inclined to seek revenge now…
I can forgive people without kids as ‘simply not knowing’, but parents?? I tend to think they are playing a bad joke on me. Don’t worry, I have your name and number and birth dates noted.