Don’t feed them after midnight, and don’t ever get them wet.


The conversation seemed harmless enough, a group of bloggers talking about the Furbys that made their appearance underneath the Christmas tree this year.

OK, so in all honesty, we were a little concerned. Seemed most of our little Furbys weren’t sweet and nice at all… but maybe a little evil.

and with no off button, short of taking out the batteries, there was no real way to silence the small furry critters.

Some jokes were made about stuffing them in the couch cushions and talking them down. The conversation seemed to wrap itself up.

Until about 3am, when I heard a very distinctive sound coming from my living room.


No one was awake, no radios or tv, nothing really to disturb him from his slumber.

All I could think was son of a bitch, don’t make me get my pregnant self out from underneath the covers to hide that thing in a closet. But I was also a little creeped out. I mean come on, it just starts talking – out of nowhere – after we’d all been ranting how Furbys were seemingly evil.

I speculated that our Furby was in fact, incahoots with the other Furbys in other households. After all, they have no off button, maybe they can communicate with each other. Hey, it could happen – don’t question the power of technology.

Part of me expected to roll over and see him sitting on the nightstand, his eyes a fiery glow.

I passed it off on Tree Cat, laying the blame, hoping for the best, and finally, Furby quit jammering and grew quiet. Clearly plotting his revenge for another night.

I don’t know about you, but that’s the last time I am going to bad mouth my Furby on Facebook.

PS I’m not the only one wondering about Furby, check out Surburban Coupon Mom‘s thoughts.

Disclosure: This post is all in good fun. I don’t think Furby is evil, but maybe a little strange. One of my awesome PR reps sent it to us for Sebby for Christmas, and so far he really seems to like him. Still, there is no off switch and Furby can get a little out of control so buyer beware.

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cat and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. You are HILARIOUS!

  2. You would think after 10 years they would put an off switch on Furby…..LOL

  3. Mary Dailey says:

    This is just too funny!

  4. Ours turned evil after a few days. Our poor seven year old was scared to have him in his bedroom at night when he was Evil Furby. Hubby had to Google to find out how to turn him back to Nice Furby. I heard him talking to Furby late at night trying to switch him back to the good side. These toys are super cute and smart. hehe!


  1. […] how their Furby’s were turning evil ( Take a look at The Maven Of Social Media’s post HERE ), some even scaring their kids which got me […]

Speak Your Mind