It can only mean one thing.
That ridiculous commercial for Pillow Pets Dream Lites is on.
It happens every. single. time. that blasted advertisement comes on. And I want to
While many children are purusing the toy catalogs and making wishlists for Santa, my daughter has no idea that in just a few weeks there will be a slew of presents just for her underneath the Christmas tree. Of course, it might help if we were to put the tree up. Ellie's cannot exactly tell us in words what she wants for Christmas and if I show her a toy ad from the paper, she just tears it or shouts "BALL!" so instead I have been analyzing various toys and learning resources in hopes of finding educational toys.
Yet, a girl needs to have some fluff! A toy that has no hidden agenda. A frivolous toy.
Ellie's persistent excitement over the Dream Lite commercial has led me to believe one of two things:
1. She really likes the music in the commercial "dream lite. sleep tight. starry night."
2. She actually wants a Dream Lite
This Mama Bear was not going to ignore this communication from her daughter! First, I had to consult Facebook. Can she actually sleep with the blasted thing? Yes. Where can I find this? CVS, Target, Walgreens, Ross, Amazon. Who has it the cheapest? Ross, at $20 vs. $29.99.
She pointed at the Penguin.
Then she said "gah" and signed dog. [gah = dog]
I repeated this process a few times over the next few days. Same result. Talk about mixed signals. So does she want the penguin and is signing the dog only because she see the dog or does she actually want the dog? I was so confused.
At this point, I was starting to become concerned about the Dream Lite supply at Ross and I did the only thing a mother could do. I took Ellie with me. To buy a present from Santa.
There was only ONE Dream Lite left.
It was the penguin.
Oh good! Oh crud! What if she really wanted the dog?
The Princess sees the Dream Lite in my hands and screams "GAH" and signs Dog.
I suppose that answers that. The penguin IS a dog in her eyes. I supposed she wasn't sending mixed messages after all.
As for if she really wanted the Dream Lite. That would be a resounding YES! For she yanked it out of the cart and held it the entire time we were in the store. She then cried when I had to give it to the cashier. The penguin Dream Lite is now safely hidden away for Santa to deliver.
For other gift ideas (fun, but also educational), visit Ellie's Holiday Gift Ideas.
*I actually have nothing against the Dream Lite toy itself (just the annoying commercial), unless they make noise. They don't make noise, do they?