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You know how you had that one toy in your bedroom as a kid that kinda creeped you out once your parents turned out the lights and tucked you in for the night?  Mine was a clown who I swear glared at me from his perch high up on my bookcase.  (Special thanks to Poltergeist for that little childhood fear.)  But now that I'm an adult (allegedly anyway), my daughter has a toy that I fear will be smothering me with a pillow sometime when I wake up in the middle of the night.

This eerie little creature is none other than the Furby.  He moves and he talks and he changes personalities depending on how you treat him.  And even though we are often kind to him by rubbing his belly and scratching behind his ears, wouldn't ya know that he's usually demonstrating his asshole personality!  The thing literally screams and throws temper tantrums!  Cause another meltdown is TOTALLY what a parent needs to deal with, right?

And for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to turn the damn thing off!!!  There appears to be absolutely no ON/OFF switch whatsoever.  He'll eventually "go to sleep" if you ignore him for so many minutes, but waiting for that to happen is like watching paint dry.  So I've often shoved him in a closet upstairs and closed the door to drown out his obnoxiousness.

If you don't believe me, just watch for yourselves:

And yes, I would most definitely get rid of the creepy critter if it weren't for the fact that my daughter thinks he's really cool.  Plus, he just so happens to be a special Christmas gift from her Grammy.  So, unfortunately, I'm stuck waiting for either her to outgrow him or for the furry little freak to gobble me up in my sleep one of these nights.  Keeping my fingers crossed for the former.....


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Comment by Penny Roach on January 24, 2013 at 12:40pm

OMG Jennifer!  Just watched the video clip and was laughing SO hard.  My youngest son (who is now 13) used to run into his sister's room when he was about 2 (she was 12 at the time) and just take random things and run.  I'm guessing he was trying to get her to chase him.  Anyhoo.....she discovered that he would steer WAY clear of her Furby.  Once she discovered that, she would turn it on when she heard him coming and he would burst into tears!  It was mean and hilarious at the same time.

For me, I had a giant stuffed giraffe in my closet and I always made my mom keep my closet door open at night to prove there were no monsters hiding in there.  Sure enough, one night the giraffe fell out of the closet and I FREAKED!  I'll keep my fingers crossed that Furby Spiccoli behaves himself!

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