I get silly and perhaps slightly whimsical with my children and buy junk like this:
It was cute and only $2. That should’ve been my first clue. It works as well as any $2 potato peeler would, that is, not at all. But, at least it was only $2!
And also this:
See the bunny in the vines? He looks cute and innocent, doesn’t he?
What about now?
I didn’t move him to the sidewalk. He did that on his own.
I swear he was so adorable on the shelf, I thought the $7 impulse buy was worth it. That was all part of the con. Once I brought him home, he started giving me the evil eye. I had my husband come out and look.
“What do you think?” I asked.
“He looks a little mischievous.”
“I think the word you’re going for is demonic.”
I returned it the next day. I tried to sneak it away without the girls seeing, but they’re too crafty. “Noooo… Where are you taking the bunny??”
“Sorry, girls, but it was much cuter at the store than it is here. It’s gotta go.”
Maybe they secretly agreed with me or were afraid to admit he appeared in their nightmares, as there was no further discussion.
Would you have fallen for the peeler or the rabbit straight out of a Twilight Zone episode? Careful. If you comment that you think he’s cute, he might inexplicably show up on your doorstep.