My daughter received a talking “Cat in the Hat” for her birthday. It initially looked really cool: it reads The Cat In The Hat to your kids.
The story is broken up into minute-ish sections. When each one is done, your child has to squeeze the doll’s paw for it to continue. Okay so far…
Unfortunately, the narrator has a really strong NY accent. If the child doesn’t press the paw or loses interest, it suggests doing it. There’s something about the accent that makes me think it’s going to drop a series of f-bombs any moment.
After listening to it a little while, my daughter found the packing
box, put the doll in it, nervously taped it shut, then asked my wife to put it
in the garage. I put it in my car for a while to amuse myself on days I drive in. A few weeks later, the kids saw it in my car and wanted to play with it. Fifteen minutes later, I noticed it was back in the box