Feb 8 2011

$9.99 for some little plastic sticks [day 258]

It would be easy for me to look at this and say, “I’m in the wrong business…”, but you can’t say that when you work for a church.  ;)  I took this photo of a package of Nintendo Rainbow Styluses at Game Stop a couple of weeks ago.  It’s just plastic sticks, no computer chips or fancy artwork, just little plastic sticks with a fancy name… “stylus”.  No, we didn’t buy them, and although my kids loose them all the time, they didn’t need them.  This is the only price option to replace your lost stylus, and you can’t just buy one, you have to buy a whole package.

These rank right up there with cereal straws…


Jan 20 2011

the ridiculousness of cereal straws [day 239]

I told my kids I would let them buy a box of cereal straws if they promised to blog on the  ridiculousness of them.  They chose to do it, so I purchased the box of Oreo Funstix cereal straws for $3.50.

Joe: O.K. First of all. My mom is making me do this. So I’m not going to write much. Here’s what I am going to say. ‘’Cookie straws are stupid. Their a waste of plastic, and a waste of sweet, precious, awesome money.’’

Obviously he places a high value on his money, not mine.  He can buy the cereal straws next time, with his own money.

Cole: I don’t mean any of this. Cookie straws are too expensive. Also pointless and stupid.

I don’t allow him (or his brother) to say the word stupid, but I suppose he thinks it’s okay to type it.  Apparently cereal companies aren’t selling enough cereal, so they’re molding cereal into other forms and marketing it to kids.  If my kids want more of these, they will have to buy them with their own money.  I think they’ll become less important to Cole and Joe will buy a box every so often just to annoy me.  :)