Thursday, July 5, 2007

I AM OPTIMUS PRIME, FIX ME BREAKFAST

So yesterday morning, as I was talking to my mother, she asked how the kids were doing? I told her great, but Evan (the middle son) would not stop hounding me about the Optimus Prime Helmet with voice changer. He probably asks 50 times a day. So being the nice Nanna that she is, she told me to get my ass down to Target and buy him the new toy with my emergency credit card that she gave me a few years ago. And by emergency, I mean whenever my kids talk to her and tell her what they want and Mommy or Daddy won't buy it, it is urgent that Nanna buys it and makes me go get it. Or, in the case of my daughter, if she sees a $16 balloon that has the Disney Princesses on it and Mommy won't buy it, she will call her Nanna and tell her how mean I am, and I get yelled at for not buying it. So I have to return to the store, buy it, hand it over, and my daughter immediately lets it go once we are out of the store. But, hey, it's not my money so I don't care that much.

So off to Target we went to purchase this helmet that is sure to drive me crazy within a day, but that will make my son deliriously happy. And it has. He showed it off proudly to Daddy (who I knew couldn't wait to try it on himself) and his little sister. He can't wait to show it to his older brother when he gets home in a few days. I think he looks so cute in it, but what do you think?


I think he slept with it last night. I know he definitely woke me up this morning with it on because it scared the shit out of me. No one needs to be woken up to a computerized voice saying "I AM OPTIMUS PRIME, FIX ME BREAKFAST". So thank you Mom, I will be sure to bring this to the coast and let him drive you nuts with it for a week.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love them. . .what can I say. And I must take real good care of the ones who have my old age in their hands. Love. . .Nanna

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh!
I laughed SO hard at this. That picture is great. And waking up to something like that would have completely irritated me.

You know... the emergency c.c. is a great idea. In that then I wouldn't have thousands of packages being sent to me full of stuff that the kids want and I don't want them to have. At least that way I could just happen to not be able to find something....
Anyway. I'm enjoying your blog thouroghly. Thanks for the comment on mine, which has led me to yours!

One Step From the Edge said...

Mom- I am the one who will look after you when you get old, not them. Keep that in mind.

Kelly- If I say I can't find something, she will promtly get online and find the nearest store to me that has it and send me right back out again. OR order it directly. Either way, they are getting it. Thank you to for taking the time to come over. I really enjoyed your blog as well!

Marcia said...

scarily, that's how my husband greets me when he wakes up, hung over, on Saturday mornings.

ladyluckplz said...

So are you saying I need to "SPOIL" you more?

Lizzle said...

Umm, OF COURSE Jay wanted to wear the Optimus Prime mask! I mean yeah, it's all well and good that the kiddos love it, but I can just imagine all the trouble Jay is going to get into as Optimus... Lord! Good luck!