Sunday, December 7

That's One Shifty Rat

I long ago taught Alexis a really neat trick when I taught her that she had to pick Just One when we are out shopping. So, whether it's new clothes, toys, or whatever, she will willingly select just one item to take home. It's generally very handy, except for maybe when the Gap Outlet has a ton of stuff on clearance and I have a coupon. Then it would be really super handy if the kid would stop with the, "No, I want the blue one," and pick our five or six dresses while I can get them for under $10 each. Cause, you know, I GOT THE MEMO--she wants the blue one, but what about the red one? HUH?

Anyway.

So, it was really easy for Mr. Husband to convince Alexis to only choose one Halloween costume from The Disney Store way back in September. She carefully perused all her options and narrowed it down to the red Minnie Mouse costume and the pink Minnie Mouse costume. Mr. Husband invoked the Law of Just One, she picked the red one, and all was wonderful and dandy. (I am conveniently ignoring the part where I also bought her a costume and how she wore MY lovely $15 Snow White dress for Halloween and not the *ahem*not$15*ahem* one Mr. Husband bought. Conveniently ignoring. Yeah.)

The only thing was that Alexis did not forget about that pink Minnie Mouse costume. I mean, you have the brain power necessary to hold onto information like that when you're biggest responsibility is to make your parents crazy, so OF COURSE she remembered it. Every time we have gone to The Disney Store in the past two months, Alexis has run around looking for that silly dress. Which I wouldn't have bought her even if they had it. Not a chance. Cause I already bought her a Cinderella costume for Christmas and she doesn't need any more costumes. Period. NOT HAPPENING.

Fortunately, it wasn't an issue because The Disney Store loves me and sold out of them long before Halloween. Three cheers for the Rich Rat!

Today we needed to run into The Disney Store to get a few ornaments before they were totally sold out (I don't have enough Christmas ornaments, you know). As usual, Alexis said she was going to buy the pink Minnie Dress. Thinking I was waaaaay in the clear on that one, I told her, "Yeah, whatever."

DAMN YOU, MICKEY, for putting out more of that stupid pink Minnie Mouse dress! And DOUBLE DAMN YOU for only having them in 18 months!

While Mr. Husband was being all stealth and buying the kid a t-shirt to toss under Christmas Tree number 1 of 6, Alexis and I were battling over that costume. She picked it up and was all, "Let's go pay for Minnie dress" and I was all "Uh, that won't fit you." She was all, "Yes, it will." and I was all, "Dude, that would almost fit Baby Shell it's so small."

OMG! Stupid! Me!

Alexis was MORE than happy to accept the dress as a gift for her doll Baby Shell. Who wouldn't fit it. While I have bought her kind of creepy doll real baby clothes and had them fit, they were of the newborn or 0-3 months variety. 18 months isn't going to cut it.

I somehow managed to perform a little magic while Alexis was picking out an ornament for her tree and made the pink Minnie Mouse costume vanish into thin air, but I doubt that will be the end of it.

Yet, I'm still not buying it. No way. Just because I know there are some 4T ones on eBay does NOT mean I was going to buy it.

NO.

Not a chance.

(Seriously, I'm not buying it, not for Alexis nor for Baby Shell.)

36 comments:

  1. Whatever.
    I wasn't buying a Polly Pockets video, either.

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  2. There is a huge amount of crap collecting dust in the girlys playroom and their closet that I did not (WANT TO-but eventually did) buy.

    I'm trying to NOT buy a snuggie for my ShowStopper but so far besides Webkinz it's the only other thing she wants ... a SNUGGIE ... that girl can be sold on anything and everything she sees on TV. So glad we don't have cable...

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  3. Polly pockets has a video?? And what are snuggies? I need to google that.

    That is such a cute picture! Darn rat is trying to come between you and the little one I think. He is pretty scandalous like that ya know.

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  4. But dude! Think about buying one for Shell! It would always fit her and she would never outgrow it! Then you could set the wonderful precedent of having presents under the tree for Baby Shell. Just what you want to do, right?

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  5. How soon will it arrive? I assume you paid with Paypal??

    You are SOOOO weak!!

    Hallie :)

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  6. @Flea--I can't find a 0-3 months anywhere. Baby Shell is S.O.L.

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  7. Poor Alexis, Poor Baby Shell.....

    cute picture of you two though!

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  8. I looked in my 'closet of things I said I wasn't going to buy,' but I didn't have a pink Minnie Mouse dress. I have lots of other stuff, though. Lots. It's gross.

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  9. i. am. laughing. so. hard.

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  10. And I'm not getting that "Cars" DVD either...the one in our DVD player all weekend. Nope. Not getting it....

    Craaap.

    I did it already, didn't I?

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  11. What a sweet picture!

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  12. Yeah, whatever.

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  13. you should totally buy ONE for Alexis AND one for Baby Shell, for Christmas. :)

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  14. I'm such a wuss, too. I get a ton of eye-rolling from the husband. He knows I'm weak. I don't even bother explaining how she convinces me to buy her all these riduclous things. That's why the kids are not allowed to go shopping with me.

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  15. I agree with you, that rat is evil. I also think that both Alexis and Baby Shell will end up with pink Mini Mouse dresses under the tree!

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  16. 1. You will cave
    2. Shell & A will be matching
    3. Can I mail your birthday present in the Christmas box?

    And, I'm sorry the FFB gods decided to smite you. I loves you.

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  17. I have come to the conclusion that absolutely every unnecessary thing I buy for the wee ones is because deep down, I am hoping that *this* toy (book, DVD, costume, whatever)will distract them long enough for me to actually be able use the bathroom without an audience.
    I would totally buy her that costume if I were you.

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  18. You're going to get it. How do I know? You looked on Ebay to see if they have it in Alexis's size. The question is are you going to tell us when you do buy. You already did, didn't you? Come on, admit it.

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  19. Y'all are cracking me up. I'm REALLY not buying it. I checked eBay because I might have been swayed if it were there for $10, but it's $50. If a grandparent wants to pay that for a silly piece of tacky fabric, so be it, but I *will* not.

    Promise.

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  20. I'm quite fascinated. AFF always talks about how you razz her about her splurgy ways.

    And yet?

    Here I am with Little Man with my "Only one" rule.

    But it always applies to the dollar bin at Target.

    I never knew I was the hardcore cheap bitch mom of our bunch.

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  21. Bwhahaha!

    She's good.

    VERY good.

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  22. Be Strong. Love the Santa hat piccie!

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  23. I was just thinking if you got that one off ebay for her and a 0-3 mo for baby shell, you will STILL have paid tons less than I did for a my twinn doll that mine rarely plays with!

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  24. You know, you say that exactly like someone who will turn around tomorrow and bring not one, but two home.

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  25. LOL.

    I wasn't going to buy Maya a Ty girl doll, either.

    She now has 7 of them. Sigh.

    Good Luck with that, though!

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  26. You and I have the same parenting style. Have fun with that brilliant child.

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  27. She is seriously so smart to remember that 3 months later!

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  28. So you do realize that even if you don't get it that Mr. H is a really big sucker and will break down and get it. Right?

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  29. Sounds like you have a steel trap on your hands! :-)

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  30. I can't wait to see the picture of lovely Alexis as a pink Minnie Mouse...you WILL show us, won't you?

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  31. Oh funny. Good luck with that! :)

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  32. Oh, you will totally cave. She will wear you down!!!

    At the very least, you will have to cave next Halloween when she has been asking for over a year.

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  33. I don't think you will cave. Chiefly because it's lame. If it were a cool Lego item you'd cave.

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  34. You've already ordered it, haven't you?

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  35. Dagnabbit - good. But, not good enough. Mr Husband needs photo lessons.

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