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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Knick Knack Paddywack, Give The Kid A Grammy-gram

We've been doing a lot of exploring lately, which is great when the weather's nice but if you haven't been out much let me tell you - it was F*cking hot. The other day, when it wasn't hot, we had thundershowers. Like with lightening bolts and hail. I thought Thor was coming. So what did I do? Ducked into someplace safe where we could be inconspicuous. And use their bathroom.

Naturally, the consumer a.k.a. Samu found a ton of stuff he asked me to buy him.

Of all places, we wound up at the mall in the South Street Seaport. They have a Christmas shop. Both boys in unison said, "Oh, I love Christmas shops!"

They must've learned that from their Grammy.

Being that it was the South Street Seaport, they had lots of seafood ornaments. Particularly crabs. Samu's favorite - for some unbeknownst reason. He picked up a crab ornament and asked me to buy it.

"Let me see how much it is." I said.

"It's not so expensive, because it's small," was his reasoning.

The price tag said, "$11.99."

The next one - "$13.99."

No friggin' way.

He curled his lips in quiet desperation. He was getting ready to throw a tantrum and force my hand into a negotiation. So, before that happened I gave him the line that always seems to work.

"Let's take a picture and send it to Grammy."

Crabby Christmas Ornaments - one of five Samu has his eye on

Here are the rest

Zuki wants to buy this for his Auntie. He's a sweetie.

Samu also wants this gaudy water thing. There's a crab on the front.
Of course, when we rode out the storm in Barnes and Nobles, I thought for sure they'd come away with wanting fine literature. Instead, I had Zuki asking me to send Grammy these items for his Wish List:

Lego Watches for Zuki who thinks there's 30 seconds in a minute
 
For Christmas 2012 - I'm going to ask Santa for a scanning gun.

16 comments:

  1. How very clever! Getting photos taken of your wish list and sending it to Grammy! Love it!
    That water thing is all sorts of awesome. :)

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    1. It's supposed to be relaxing, but I find it scary.

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  2. Nami, I'm at Best Buy -- I'm going to send you some pictures!

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    1. Okay. But I'd think you'd score better sending it to Grammy. Really - she's like Con Edison (before the shut out) - On It!

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  3. What's up with Barnes & Noble selling toys now? I hate that. Jerks.

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    1. They should sell Tylenol - I always get a headache there.

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  4. Love those kids! I'm going to have to try this out with Adam! Tell Zuk love the necklace!

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    1. Not that he actually got it for you but if it's the thought that counts, I'm taking pictures of what I WISHED I could buy for everybody. Zuki's starting a trend here!

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  5. Maybe I can send you come pics from my wish list? OK Maybe not. But it is a brilliant idea! Well Played!

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    1. Since they say a picture speaks a thousand words, let's say it's easier than writing a proposal.

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  6. What grammy doesn't love a Ninjago figurine????? hahahaha! That's like the gift Homer Simpson gave marge- a bowling ball with his name inscribed on it! :)

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    1. Yes, I remember that one. Marge almost had an affair.

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  7. I love that your kids keep you on your toes... you're always one step ahead of them!

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    1. Thanks for seeing it that way. I wish it were true. Oh...how I wish.

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  8. You're freakin' BRILLIANT. My mom doesn't even OWN a cell phone...and she doesn't know how to check her email either...but Lily has no clue about such things, and I'm totally gonna start fake-texting my mom photos of Strawberry Shortcake dolls and Polly Pockets.

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    1. Well, we need to get your mom with the program! Since this post, Samu has received a stuffed animal lobster and a wind-up hermit crab. He's in heaven.

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