Some parents get their kids “nice” toys for Christmas. A stuffed animal, a Barbie dream home, or maybe the Xbox they’ve been begging for. All the things that would make their children smile and squeal in excitement.  But this mom had something different in mind for her young son, Leo.

So, about a week ago, I 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.

The warning clearly states that the toys are for kids 5 and up, and she admits it may have been a mistake to buy, even though she thought her son would enjoy a Yellie.

Let me share with y’all a massive mom fail I experienced tonight…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.

Who wouldn’t love a strange spider with radioactive eyes? Um…

Photo Credit: Hasbro Toys

So what happens next?

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!

And poor Leo is traumatized for life.

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.

Photo Credit: Love What Matters

Word to the wise, no matter how cool a toy looks, all parents should read the warning label – it seems 5 years and up really does mean 5 years and up.