Monday, December 15, 2008

This Thing

I was surprised when Jeffrey eagerly agreed to go to the store with me to buy the cream cheese I needed for a party that night. He was surprised when we pulled up at the small market by our house.

"I thought we were going to Meijers." He complained.

I asked him why he wanted to go there, and he showed me that he'd brought along his wallet.

"I wanted to buy something." He told me.

"What were you going to buy?" I wanted to know.

"Well, it's something that the other kids are playing with at school, and I wanted to get one too."

I was interested in the idea of a toy that he might want, I've been wanting to get him a couple more small gifts for Christmas, and he's almost outgrown most of the stuff in the toy aisle these days. I told him that he shouldn't be buying himself anything this close to Christmas, but that he should describe it to me, just in case I happen to be communicating with Santa in the coming days.

"Well, it's this thing, where a thing comes out of the thing." He tells me.

Not very helpful. I ask for a better description.

"I think that there is a TV show of it. And it starts with a "B."

And that's all I could get out of him. Then later I was describing this conversation to a friend at a party, and she knew what he was talking about! The hot toy of the season! She described it a little better, and I went to the toy aisle at Target, and there it was! So I bought him one.

I would tell you what it's called, but I already forgot, except that it starts with a "B," there's a TV show of it, and "the thing comes out of the thing."

OK, figured it out. Here it is:


Anonymous said...



Mindy said...

I think that might be it. I'll look it up and post a picture if it is.

Anonymous said...

Well, whatever it is I'll start looking for it since if Jeff and the kids in his school have it, Cale and Ramona will soon want it too!
Mary Beth

Heather Leigh said...

Liam had Bakugan on his list this year, too. As if Pokemon wasn't enough to baffle me, now they havE BAKUGAN, where you will not find one stitch of English on the package, so I have NO IDEA what in the sam hades it actually is and am really not sure how Liam will know what to do with it. But he asked for it. So there it is.

~Amy said...

Soon as you said it has a thing that comes out of a thing I knew it had to be a Bakugan. Carson wants one and that's about how I described it to my cousin who drew his name!!

Rebecca Binno Savage said...

You know I saw those things at Target and I KNEW I should have been buying them. Darn.