Thursday, November 15, 2012

An awesome(??) present

One random Saturday, Jason and I were just wandering the aisles of one of these box stores that sells everything from toilet paper to credenzas. We like to browse through these stores if we don’t have anything better to do (which is often. Don’t judge me).

As we rounded one turn, a box caught my eye.

I want one!
Pretty awesome device there.

But, check out the kid on the box. If I had human kids I so would not buy this for them (no, I’m not saying I’d buy this for my furry babies, either. None of them really seems interested in drawing).

Yeah, good job on the marketing plan there, geniuses at “Grafix.” I can see parents picking up the box... and immediately visions of colorful hand prints all over the walls, the dog, and the brand new Chintz sofa flash through mommy’s mind. Look, there’s a glimpse of mommy backed into a corner, drinking straight from a bottle of merlot, eyes wide as she takes in the horror of it all.

Hmmm, I have a niece who lives three hours away. And Christmas is coming.


  1. LOL! You should totally buy this for Little Bit. Out of love, of course :)

    1. Of course out love you. What other reason would be behind the purchase of this? Heehee.

  2. This totally reminds me of something that I had when I was a little kid, and I haven't thought of it until now.

    You're right, though. Terrible marketing.

    1. I remember wanting something like this as a kid... and never getting it. Maybe my parents knew the turnout would be similar to the picture on the box.