Saturday, August 30

On the Path to World Domination

There is absolutely no doubt that Alexis is spoiled rotten. She has more toys, clothes, books, and assorted stuff than any kid could ever hope to possess. While I am in great part guilty of contributing to the spoiling, my soft spots are clothes, books, and art supplies. I'm all about cuddling up on the couch and reading a book or fifty while donning super-cute clothes. However, I am not guilty of bringing in the countless licensed character toys. For example, I may have bought maybe two Dora the Latina Whore toys ever, and then it was only because they were soooooo on sale that it would have been a felony to not buy them. The licensed character variety of spoiling usually comes from Mr. Husband or in the form of a gift from a relative or friend.

A certain someone seems to have figured this all out.

A few days ago we were walking through Sam's Club, perusing aisle after aisle of things we don't need. Mr. Husband had wandered to look at Steelers gear, Nana (Grandma) was off looking for water, and Pops (Grandpa) had drifted to parts unknown. It was just me and Alexis wandering down the toy aisle.

We walked up to a Handy Manny heap of plastic and noise and Alexis asked to push the buttons and play with it for a minute. I obliged and waited patiently as Wilmer Valderrama blared out something or other about tools. He might have called himself a tool; I'm not entirely sure.

After a few minutes, I told Alexis it was time to move on. She thought for a moment, then said, "I want Nana to buy this."

Watch out world, Alexis may only be 2 1/2, but she knows how to get what she wants.

27 comments:

  1. it's amazing how quickly she's wound the world around her perfect little fingers...she has room enough for 10, and she's working each angle!

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  2. oh yeah. she's got it ALL figured out!

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  3. Wilmer Valderrama...certainly not a tool! Come on...just watch That 70's Show! Boy got moves.

    Well...at least she knows who gets her the goods!

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  4. HA! I'm afraid that's going to be Evan too - "GaGa" always comes to our house with a bag full of toys. I keep telling her she's setting herself up with a bad precedent, but she doesn't listen!

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  5. It only escalates! My two older ones wanted a Nintendo DS (each!). They didn't even bother to ask us. They went directly to the grandparents. I guess it just saves us from spending the money and saying no.

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  6. Uh oh, I see a sugar daddy in her future!!

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  7. Hey she knows who to ask;)
    Steelers--oh my--don't ya know this is the year for the Cleveland Browns?! **wink**

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  8. They learn fast. Have fun today, whatever you are doing!

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  9. Dora the Latina Whore ........hhaaaahhahhahhhhhhaaaaaaahah..!!!!!

    my thoughts exactly;-)

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  10. Maybe I should can Mr. Sock Monkey as my running mate and have Alexis instead!!

    Hallie

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  11. Well the question is now, did Nana buy it?

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  12. @Valarie--Nana tried to buy it, but I put the kabash on the deal. I am, after all, the evil mother.

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  13. anglophilefootballfanatic.com10:30 PM

    You know? I can still send all those Dora DVDs her way...to go with her Big Water.

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  14. Wilmer does Handy Manny? Who knew?

    And Alexis, can you get my husband to get me a million dollalr gift card to Anthropologie? 'Kay, thanks.

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  15. You know she is going to take over the world when she's 5, don't you?

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  16. Alexis is simply a supergenuis. She'll have you all dancing to her tune soon enough. Hopefully, she will use her power for good, not evil.

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  17. Its amazing how fast they learn who will and who wont buy them stuff.

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  18. Adorable...
    we have no generous grandparents so this hasn't been an issue. Ever...

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  19. I wish I were as cute as Alexis and could convince people to buy me crap I don't need. Because currently, I have to do it myself, and I'd really like to outsource the buying of crap to someone. Could Alexis write a book maybe to teach me her ways?

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  20. Aidan has been giving me his Christmas list....man they learn quick eh! ;o)

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  21. smart girlie, that one. That ploy always works on my mom, bless her heart...

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  22. That kid scares me. I'm glad she's yours to deal with in the teen years and not mine.

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  23. Oh how awesome that must be to be wandering down an aisle with Steelers Stuff at your fingertips! *jealous*

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  24. Hey, at least she's reaching into her pockets and not yours. But yeah, she's definitely got Nana's number! Too good!

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  25. My kids figured this out VERY quickly. As my relationship with the nanna soured, I played it up. isn't that awful? Ask Nanna!

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  26. mom2tot2:10 PM

    Oh sure they know, my son always says he wants to go to the store with my dad so he can pay for his trucks...

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  27. So true - what a smarty she is!!! (Damn Grandmas!)

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