Mum turns to Facebook to share a warning about a toy that left her child emotionally scarred for life!

Hilary Hard shared the warning on her Facebook page writing: “Let me share with y’all a massive mum fail I experienced tonight.”

She goes on to explain that about a week ago, she noticed this toy for sale on Amazon. They’re called “Yellies” and the whole concept is that the louder you yell at it, the faster it goes.

Hilary shared, “Being the mother of a naturally loud and boisterous kid, I thought it would be the perfect Christmas present… well I couldn’t wait for Christmas. So I crack it open tonight, and get a good look at it. I test it out. I’m amazed at how powerful the little motor is… how fast the little legs move… how its creepy little eyes glow a lovely shade of radioactive green.

“So I call Leo in. He looks at it, cocks his little head to the side. And then, obviously, I yelled at it.

“The spider ran for it. Leo starts screaming… the louder he screams, the faster the spider pursued him. He runs. And this is when we discovered the fun little feature in which the spider has a tendency to stop abruptly… pause for a couple seconds… spin in several erratic circles… and then turn towards wherever it senses sound… and take off in that direction.

“More screaming. Spider runs faster. Leo is backed into a corner as murder glows green in the eyes of little “Skadoodle.”

“So, in short, maybe a little electronic spider that’s power source feeds off of screams of terror… is not the best Christmas gift for your small child. 10 years from now we’ll be discussing this in therapy.”

Her post has attracted nearly 330,000 shares and 120,000 comments.

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  • No toys that scare our kids for us


  • Think it’s OK for older children, but not littlies.


  • I hate spiders so this would have freaked me out. But, I can understand why she tried it. Oh well, lesson learned.


  • Ok not getting this for my little one either


  • You have to expect the unexpected I guess.


  • This could go two ways. It would either make the children scream more to have this running after them or, it would make them stay quiet so the spider wouldn’t move. Not a good idea if your kids are afraid of spiders or being chased though.


  • Haha that is hilarious! My kids would love one of those but I’m not sure the neighbors would like listening to a whole day of screaming. Lol


  • I laughed so hard at this, the reality is I would have done the exact same thing as the little kid!


  • Poor thing
    That would scare the hajebes out of anyone


  • Odd little thing


  • Poor little fella
    I did see these recently while shopping and wondered what they did, not sure I’d like them my kids scream enough


  • Poor wee boy, so terrifying, lol !
    But I agree with this mumma, we shouldn’t buy toys our kids are afraid of.


  • This is pretty funny! I did see these in the shops the other day and was intrigued by them, but then thought that a toy that encouraged your child to scream and yell would wear thin pretty quickly haha


  • Some of the schools were using the crying dolls to make teenage girls aware of what caring for a baby involves. It had to be fed, nappy changed etc.


  • That is hilarious. Although it might not have been at the time.


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