Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Setting: The grocery store. Jack spots a rack of stuffed animals.

Jack (gasping): Mommy! Yookit!
(He holds up an orange striped animal.)

Me: Yes. That's Garfield.

Jack: Mommy! He is the daddy of Roary and Nicey!

Jack (as Nicey): Daddy!

Jack (as Garfield): Nicey!

Me: Oh, boy.

Jack: Mommy, I think that Garfield needs to come and live with us and be part of our family.

(I quickly scan Garfield's price tag and discover that he costs six dollars.)

Me (sighing): Okay.

Jack (to random passer-by): Hey, yookit this tiger! He is the daddy of this tiger named Nicey and my other tiger Roary who is in the car. He is married to my tiger Emmy and my mommy said that we can get him!

Random Passer-By: That's nice.

Jack: Garfield is going to be part of our family and when we get to the car, he is going to see Roary and Emmy and they are going to be so surprised.

So, yes: I am a huge sucker. But did you really want to see poor Roary and Nicey grow up without their dad if I could get him for less than ten dollars? And to see Emmy struggling as a single mom?


MCM Mama said...

Glad to know I'm not the only sucker LOL. Although at our house it's either monster trucks or dinosaurs, sigh.

newsjunkie said...

What I want to know is, how do you juggle the different Roarys now that there are two others? :)

Nat said...

That less than $10 price point gets me every time...

Runnergirl said...

I'm a sucker too! Good luck on your upcoming race!

tfh said...

This is a combination of very sweet and devious strategic thinking. I wouldn't be surprised if one day Garfield and Emmy decide to have another baby, though-- let's just hope he's not too pricey.

Marcy said...

LMAO I'm with Nat. Everything depends on the price HAHA

Run For Life said...

Haha, too cute. So, how are you going to break it to him that Garfield is not a tiger?

the weirdgirl said...

We have a family of "puppies" that keeps growing. No dad yet, though, just a mom and $5 dollar pups.

bill carter said...

You, like my wife, are such a sucker! But that is that beauty of the situation... we know it and we just don't care.

Best of luck with the running.

RooBabs said...

Yes, I was also thinking, is she going to tell him the Garfield is just a crazy house cat, and not a tiger? As long as you don't have to start feeding him lasagna, you're probably okay. LOL.