So that y’all may go on with your holidays, I shall reveal to you the secrets of the House of Antique as it relates to obscure toy requests:
1) A machine gun. Sean wants the Nerf machine gun but it is $40 and we already have three other Nerf guns. He will get the $15 Walmart no-name obnoxious noise making variety which I will deeply regret two minutes seconds after it is loosed from its packaging.
After purchasing a number of Tonka obnoxious-noise-making Trucks and an Alvin the Chipmunk who sings Up On The Rooftop every time you walk past, you’d think I’d learn. But no. I get visions of his eyes lighting up and his grubby little hands clapping with joy and I lose my mind and buy stuff I hate. Apparently I’m nuts. Or just nutty about that boy.
2) A Bakugan Kit. This “kit” is the exorbitantly over-priced Tupperware container for his growing collection of Bakugans, and by growing collection I mean we have two that we got in Happy Meals (one of which is lost at the moment). Last week I had never heard of a Bakugan and I still don’t really know what they are. Were it not for kids at school, Sean would still not know what they are. &!@# school kids.
3) A microscope. This he is also not getting, although I really want to get him one. I want to wait until I can buy a good sturdy one. Anyone who has any microscope buying insider info, I’d love to hear from you.
4) A lie detector kit — as seen in Sky Mall magazine. Also not getting this as it would surely be used against me.
Merry Giftmas to all and to all a good night!