Would you give your child a present they weren't allowed to play with?
I didn't know she was doing that, I opened the present Christmas Day and there was this magnificent Barbie that I just wanted to play with but my mother informed me it was to stay in the box and be saved for when I was a grown up and then I could sell it for a lot of money.
Of course telling that to a 6 year old is just pure torture. Here honey here's a Barbie but you can't touch it. Ever.
My mother left it under the tree and a week later I just couldn't stand it so while she was distracted I opened that Barbie and punched out all the cardboard cut outs and had myself a grand old time playing with my new wedding Barbie.
She went ballistic when she realized what I had done and tried her best to put it back together and when she couldn't she threw everything away.
Would you ever give your child a Christmas or birthday present they couldn't open? I've thought many times about that incident and I will never give my child a present they can't open, to me it just seems so cruel.
For the hell of it I just looked up the Barbie. It was the wedding fantasy Barbie that came out in 89 and that damn thing is selling for 30 bucks on amazon. I ended up with bruises because i dared to open a toy that 24 years later is still only worth 30 bucks.