I have a confession to make, something I need to get off my chest. It’s something that I’ve tried really hard not to get bothered by but I can’t help it: it’s driving me crazy!
What am I talking about you ask? Simple: toy unpacking/review videos on YouTube.
Oh. My. Dear. God.
Someone please shoot me so I never have to see or hear one of those overly cheerful, obnoxiously useless, totally pointless videos again. Seriously, what is up with those things? And why oh why are there so many of them? Who keeps sending these people bunches of toys to unpack and play with on video?? Why Does the one linked above have over 10 million views????
I’m sure you’ve seen these videos, if you have a toddler or small child in the house then it’s highly unlikely that you haven’t. Limiting screen time and all is well and good but you cannot wean a kid from their iPad and that is a fact. Whether you let them play with it for 1 hour or 3, kids will eventually stumble across and get addicted to these god awful videos and you will rue the day you downloaded YouTube kids onto your device.
The ‘toy review’ videos where there are actual kids unpacking and playing with toys I can understand. Those are basically toy centered family vlogs and that makes sense. But the scores of videos featuring faceless adult hands unpacking and showing off toddler toys are just plain ridiculous. Even the toys usually featured in these videos are ridiculous! Could someone please explain to me what the difference is between a mashem and a fashem and why anyone would want to waste money on either??
I’m sorry for the longish rant, but those videos really do annoy the heck out of me. I hate them almost as much as my child seems to love them and that my friends is the definition of ‘the things we do for our children’.