Real Life is hosting the My Least Favorite Things carnival today and I am so happy to participate because there is really only ONE thing that I do not want my child to ever, ever, ever receive for Christmas…birthday….whenever. And yes, I am sorry to say it’s a classic family board game.
I present to you Hi Ho Cherry O. Whoever invented this obviously didn’t have children, or if they did their children obviously always picked up EVERY stinkin’ little plastic cherry EVERYTIME they played the game and put everything away in the box neatly.
My hate affair with Hi Ho Cherry O began when I was 22 and babysitting for a certain family. They had two kids…and they had this goshforsaken game. We played the game. It was fun. But then I got stuck picking up a million little plastic cherries. And everytime I thought I was finished, several more appeared. I swear they multiply!
In any case, we have two cats who I’m sure would just love to get their paws on those plastic cherries. We also have EB (Energizer Baby) who gets a kick out of throwing anything that small. I don’t forsee either one of them moving past these urges to eat and throw even when EB is old enough to bring Hi Ho Cherry O in our home.
So that’s my least favorite thing. Ever ever ever. Head on over to Real Life and read more and add yours!