Monday, January 4, 2016

5 Reasons Why My Kids Aren't Getting A Hoverboard

Hoverboards. They seem to be all the rage now. Tons of people received them for Christmas and are happily speeding down sidewalks.

My children will not be getting one. And here's why.







1. We're a clumsy family and didn't want to end up in the ER.


2. We like our possessions and didn't want the house to burn down when we were charging it. We're also on base housing and if we burned the house down, we'd be known as the Family Who Burned The House Down With A Hoverboard. It's a small military. People would point and laugh. Trust me on this.


3. We're poor. Most hoverboards start at $350. We don't have that kind of money lying around.


4. It would frighten the cats. I know Natalie would try it out inside the house and the cats would do their panicked deep meows. So it would be like, "MEOW MEOW!" along with the whirling hover board sound. No thanks. Pass.


5. With my luck, the state of Oklahoma will impose a law stating kids under 16 can't even RIDE one like California did. Natalie would be livid and then I'd have to hear her whine about it on a daily basis. Just no.



So did you get your kids a hoverboard? Are you irritated that it's called a hoverboard when it's not technically a hoverboard too?

19 comments:

  1. When I first heard about them, I was like wahhhh..?! But to find out it was a board on two wheels was pretty disappointing. No chance of us getting one either. My kids would kill themselves on it.

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  2. Just the fact that they can catch on fire and I know someone that had that happen to them...just no thank you!

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  3. Hahaha. Did you see the SNL skit on these? Dead.
    But for real tho, just no. Why are they always inventing toys to kill kids with? The 80s had Mr Wiggles the water hose that whipped your kids legs until they burned. Good times.

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  4. I have a feeling these will be a super fad thing that won't be all that popular after awhile... I think you are better off spending that money on important things like books and chocolate. THOSE are the things in life that bring real joy. :-)

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  5. Ha I'm the same. And for all the same reasons! Not to mention how dangerous they are. I've told my kid a firm NO! And besides, they're illegal to ride in public in the U.K now (or that law is coming in very soon!)
    Hoverboards scare the crap out of me if I'm honest.

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  6. I want a REAL hoverboard.. as in.. the ones we imagined for now when we were in the 1980's! ha!
    No, my kids definitely aren't getting these. Maybe one day? When they're 18?

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  7. Thankfully my kids didn't even ask for one, but if they had I'd be telling them your reasons. I can just see them now, running over the animals.

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  8. The price alone stopped me from looking into them much. As soon as I saw that, I moved on to finding something else. I do think the law is a little odd, though.

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  9. I am right there with you! I am super clumsy haha.

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  10. Hahahaha! Just like your family, we would end up in the er and we've got more important things to spend money on!

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  11. Hahahaha! Just like your family, we would end up in the er and we've got more important things to spend money on!

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  12. I heard a ton of them got recalled because they caught on fire. I will not be getting or using one. The amount of people falling on them is hilarious!

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  13. My niece wanted one for Christmas and kept asking my sister. I finally told her that she'd probably explode if she got one, and that put an end to it!

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  14. Yeah, no thanks...! Maybe just get a skateboard instead!! But I'd fall and break my head.

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  15. One of my 14 year olds friends got one and he broke his arm on the 1st day. We too have no plans to own one in the near future.

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  16. One of my 14 year olds friends got one and he broke his arm on the 1st day. We too have no plans to own one in the near future.

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  17. I think it bothers me more that it's not a real hover board to the point that I couldn't purchase on. Then toss in the potential of the house burning down and no. Just no.

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  18. I think that we'll pass on the hover boards too. Seems like too much of a risk. A skateboard sounds like a great alternative!

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  19. They are nothing more than segways without the handlebars. No thanks!

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