I seriously can't stand noisy toys.
Wait. Let me rephrase that. I seriously can't stand noisy toys that simply require the touch of a button. And then it sings the same song/makes the same beep/jumps the same way for all eternity. And I have to buy new batteries for it. For all eternity.
But wait. What's that you say? There's no.... Power supply? The children have to use their own creativity? What is that? Does it have an app? Can I put it on the ipad to keep them surly and antisocial during dinner at a restaurant? No? Oh. Why would anyone buy this? It clearly has no place in our modern, advanced society....
I got so excited when I saw maracas and castanets! So silly, but hey, they have to actually make the noise come from the instrument. No touch screens. No batteries. No remotes. I'm impressed. Who knew we still valued having our children learn what actually makes a sound. Just sayin. Bravo, Woot. I don't care how poorly they are made. I don't care how crappy they sound. My kids will love them.
P.S. I may have to head over to wine.woot in the mean time.... And keep an extra sharp eye out for some noise cancelling headphones.. but hey, the kids love making music!