I try to make Christmas a big deal for my kids. I try to get them at least a couple of the things on their lists each year.
This year, we have told the kids that Christmas may not be as big as years past due to many things happening. James and I have been discussing the lists the kids have given us and what we're going to get them. Yes they have their lists ready. Eema and Uncle J have started shopping for the kids. This is later than most years when everyone starts in August.
One of the things we had decided they could have from the lists was Zhu Zhu Pets. Have no clue what one is? Tomorrow afternoon, turn on Nick and wait for the ad. If you have kids, get yourself a pair of earplugs. You will THANK me for it. You may turn off the tv and make yourself a stiff drink afterwards.
So, I started researching them online and was SHOCKED how much they were going for on Ebay. Not happening, I'll wait for them to hit stores.
Well, they have come to stores, but there seems to be a couple problems.
The first is that they only seem to be at WalMart. Ugh.
Second is, I can find ever single accessory for the little electronic buggers, but not the hamsters. I can have all the surfboards, hamster balls and carriers my little brain can handle, but no battery munching hamsters. And they have signs posted all over that LIMIT 2! NO RAINCHECKS! NO DEALERS!
So, where the heck are they? If there are limits, why are there none of the battery operated hamsters to find?
This is one thing that both kids have on their lists. And I'm not objecting. Zhu Zhu pets don't escape, don't go into the furnace for fun, don't chew through the filter and don't keep Bri up all night chewing on her cage. Ok, not without some help. But right now, this is the Holy Grail of toys this year. I am NOT paying $60 for one hamster on Amazon. Then that would be the only gift they get.
So, I may lose my mind before the holidays. Stay tuned.