Thursday 24 February 2011

Comfortable pets

Way back on Alice’s birthday one of the gifts she received was a gift card to a local grocery store. Somewhat odd, I thought. The previous year Alice had been willing to let people donate presents to the less fortunate but this year Alice wanted as much loot as possible.

We had the card sitting around for a while until Alice was programmed by TV advertisements for some kind of pillow pet. Charles was going around the house singing “It’s a pillow! It’s a pet! It’s a pillow pet!”. As it turned out, the local grocery store sold them for just about the amount of the gift card. Alice became obsessed with this and pestered Mom for most of a week without success, even though Mom agreed in theory with the purchase. Finally, about a week or so ago I was out with Alice and no other kids, waiting for Corwin to finish Boy Scouts, which is right next to the store. We popped in to get the pillow pet. The selection was rather limited and Alice finally decided on a blue whale / dolphin / cetacean of some sort. I don’t know what will happen with her old duck pillow pet. Perhaps the two of them will get along and become friends once Alice’s attention has moved to the next big toy.

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