**Repost from 12/28/2011 Too funny not to share again–now that we’re staying with my Mom-in-Law jokes about this cow get thrown around often!!!
Update from 12/22/2015–I was not crazy, this toy made #4 on the worst toys for kids list***
I have always considered myself extremely lucky when it came to the set of in-laws that I am blessed with. I mean–when I announced to my MOPs table last year that I would be spending a month with them in Texas after my husband left the whole table got strangely quiet and looked at me as if I’d grown a second head or something. I just smiled and explained that my in-laws were fabulous and adored me.
This Christmas morning the kiddos were completely spoiled very blessed with the amount of toys Grandma and Grandpa sent them. These included everything from much needed clothes to bow holders and bows to the typical loud annoying plastic “payback for everything my son did to me while he was growing up” toys.
There was one particular toy that stood out among the rest–The Obnoxious Cow. This toy went beyond payback and into some other realm entirely. When you first glance at it you see a cute–if not a little crazed looking stuffed animal. Upon pressing the red circle on it’s hand the thing transforms. All of a sudden it starts this shrieking ear piercing Moo type noise…..to be shortly follow by the whole body convulsing as the shriek increases and it goes into hysterics.
Of course the kids thought it was beyond hilarious and kept pushing the hand over…and over….and over…and over
I very quickly began to question my in-laws professed admiration of me. Maybe the month together on the way back across the country didn’t go as well as I had thought? In any event a mommy has got to do what a mommy has got to do.
Somehow, mysteriously and tragically the Obnoxious Cow got sick and lost his voice. The kids are hoping for a full recovery soon–while Mommy chuckles. I got the last laugh!
Have you ever received a crazy obnoxious or hilarious Christmas present? Let me know in the comments!