Friday, December 12, 2008

Perfect for Men, Women & Children

Big Kid is begging for a blue Snuggie for Christmas. I have pointed out that this is a completely ridiculous thing to want, that this is in fact a blanket with arms.

Big Kid: No, not arms. Sleeves, it has sleeves so your hands can be not in da blanket. It's a good idea. You can be warm all da time.

Ashley: It's a silly idea. You don't need that.

Big Kid: I do. It's perfect for men, women and childwens. I do need one, bad. Dat's what I want for Chwistmas, a blue one wif sleeves, one of da ones for childwens. It's only nineteen ninety nine.

Whatever. Santa's bringing a bathrobe instead. Luckily, it happens to be blue. I bought them for both boys as gifts for myself, because I'm sick and tired of seeing so much penis around here.

It's not as innovative as a Snuggie, but it will have to do.

21 comments:

Collected Memories said...

Oh my gosh! My 5yr has had this exact conversation with me - those damn commercials!

Rachel said...

Too funny!! Hubby was just telling me about this the other day and I told him it was a stupid invention LOL. He of course thought it was super duper and so ingenius...I on the other hand agree...get a robe or just stick your arms out of the blanket like regular people LOL. Too funny that he wants that for Christmas...must be a male thing.

misspro312 said...

There is some picture on the web that has a pic of the whole family sitting around a bonfire with red snugglies on, and it makes them look like a cult members. Its funny!

Or those whistling things from the movie Space Balls!!

Anonymous said...

I think it makes them look like monks. To get warm, just put on a hoodie and grab a blanket.

katie b said...

Your penis comment made me laugh so hard I snorted. Thank goodness I'm in my bedroom alone!

jen.at.work said...

just have him wear the robe backwards. total snuggie!

wendybird said...

My 5-year old is totally set on those horrible 'purses' that "have a space for everything. . . never lose your cell phone in your bag again'! He actually tivo'd the commercial to make sure I would see it.
AND I've seriously been trying to figure out the perfect person to give a snuggie as a gag gift. Very tricky, that.

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Buy him the damn robe and put it on him backwards-then tell him it's a snuggie. End of story.

Anonymous said...

I second everyone's comments. It's an oversized bathrobe that you put on backwards.

Life, Love And Lola said...

Big Kid cracks me up! I'm going to look into this snuggie thing...I think I need one!

Heidi said...

That commercial is funny. I just can't picture a man actually walking around the house in one of those things.

It's so cute that BK wants one. "It's only nineteen ninety nine" I guess the advertising has worked on him.

How lazy does one have to be to need a blanket with "arms"? Try a robe, or maybe just cover your lazy ass with a blanket.

Jeri is said...

Ashley, those penises might still be visible unless you have them wear those new blue robes backwards and tied in the back so they can't weasle their way out of them!

Hautemama said...

They remind me of the Thneads from the Lorax. "A Thnead's a fine something that everyone needs!"

You could always just make something similar by taking an ordinary fleece throw, folding it in half, and cutting out a head hole. We use those as campfire blankets. Besides, the Snuggie looks like it would be drafty in the back...

Anonymous said...

Husband and I laugh at how ridiculous that commercial is everytime it's on. Put on a sweatshirt or a blanket!

Cara said...

OMG! This morning DS came up to me and we had almost the exact same conversation about this darn thing. Must be a male thing, he said and I quote " but mom if I'm cold and I want to get up and I have something in my hands, I don't have to take it off."

K. said...

lol omg I totally agree, the first time I saw one of those stupid commercials for the Snuggie I was like, wtf... put a sweater on, they have sleeves too! Way to be strong and stick to your guns, bathrobes are way cooler anyway.

Kimberly said...

I could see him wanting one of those lame ass things if he lived up here in Michigan, but Florida?

he doesn't need one and you can tell him I said so :)

bookworm said...

Today my seven year old was quoting from that dang commercial too. Thought of you and had to come comment.

nikki said...

Look at the bright side, if you buy one, you get one free... er, actually for an extra 7 bucks shipping and handling. Now little kid can have one too.

p jane said...

4yo son says he's buying us all blue Snuggies for Christmas and TWO for Mawmaw (MIL).

At that age now-10yo son insisted we needed that pasta-pot with the holey lock&drain lid "so I don't starve while dinner washes down the drain."

Anonymous said...

Okay! My 4 year old came running into the kitchen tonight telling me he wanted a snuggie! I said is that a blanket? Yep! The one and only snuggie. I wouldn't have even known what it was if it weren't for Big Kid. He told me it is perfect for kids or adults....but not for babies.