Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I knew I was…

There is an infamous story between my parent’s and I about a Shark vacuum my Mom bought a few years ago.  I owned a Shark, and my Mom fell in love with it and wanted to purchase one too.  One day, she was at Kohl’s with my Dad and she had some gift cards to spend.  Apparently, my Mom was taking her sweet time, and my Dad was trying to rush her along.  At one point, my Mom said she was almost done shopping, but she still wanted to go look at the Shark vacuum’s and buy one.  In an attempt to move things along, my Dad said he would go grab the vacuum.  He got a vacuum, they paid, and went on their merry way.

The story doesn’t end there though.  Sometime within the next month my Mom was at my house again and saw my Shark vacuum.  It was at that point that she realized my Dad had gotten the very cheapest Shark vacuum.  You could argue that it was an accident, but we all knew it wasn’t, he purposely picked the cheapest one.

Apparently, when my Mom got home she confronted my Dad about it.  My Dad may have found it a little funny.  Rumor has it my mom was so exasperated that she said, “I took one look at Tami’s vacuum and I knew I was F***ed!”

So onto my point.  Have you ever had that happen to you?  You take one look at something, and you immediately know you’re screwed?

Last night I was putting away some magazines, and I saw the cover of the American Girl Doll Magazine which had come in the mail.  Well, I took one look at that magazine and I knew I was screwed.  This was on the cover:

G0730_main_2 Plastered all over the cover was also, “Introducing the 2010 Doll of the Year, Lanie!”

Yes, I realize the spelling is different, but the doll’s name is still Lainey, no matter how you spell it.  I immediately panicked and hid the magazine.  My kid’s hadn’t seen it yet, so I thought I might be in the clear.  Then I remembered that that magazine comes every couple months.  Can I possibly intercept it every single time?  And, then!  I remembered that we’re going to Atlanta for Spring Break and Shawn’s Aunt (who we’re visiting) already mentioned going to the American Girl Doll store.  We are so screwed.

I’ve already accepted that the doll is as good as ours, it’s only a matter of time.  Shawn says no way.  Upon closer inspection, the doll has green eyes and our Lainey also has green eyes.  The doll also has curly blond hair and bangs, which our Lainey also has.  It’s almost like it’s destiny!  Apparently, Shawn doesn’t believe in destiny. 

I do think the $95 doll did start looking better to him though, when I mentioned this $295 camper and gear, which apparently are all part of “Lanie’s outdoor adventure!”G0740_main_2

16 comments:

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Buy it at the store, don't order it. Her head may not be attached! When y'all go the store, you must eat there. We love it!

mama's smitten said...

Yes I agree with Semi-Slacker Mom, if you able, go to the store! We managed to have Breakfast lunch and dinner there in a matter of a couple days. My daughter was in heaven.A few years ago the doll of the year the girl of the year had my daughters name too!

Hillary said...

Just tell her she could have 2-3 cabbage patch dolls instead, that would have swayed us in a second! Or...she could have 6-8 for the price of that camper, holy crap!!!

We live about 5 miles from the actual American Girl Doll factory, I think you can actually tour it. We won't tell the girls that if you come to visit though.

Jen said...

I say just get the doll for her. I mean what are you out...only $295.00. Hell maybe you should get one for Aliva too! (or not and maybe you hate me know...but it's only a suggestion)

We need to talk later!

Kelsey Claire said...

Start putting the money away now! Your a goner!

Leah said...

Hahahaha! You are totally screwed Tami... sooner or latter Lanie will be discovered.

Christa said...

Haha too funny!! I love that camper!

Denise Burks said...

I'll have to post a photo of the bed my husband and I made for our daughter's doll!

Denise
www.successinthesuburbs.blogspot.com

jill said...

so apparently i must live under a rock ... what are american girl dolls? will sophie be obsessed with them too? love how cute lainey's doll is though! presh, mom!!!

Brittany said...

hahahah! $95 doll is insane. I must say it is an adorable doll though.

Laura and Ryan said...

I had Samantha and boy did I beg for YEARS before anyone cared to get it for me! Santa finally caved ;)

ps- What you mom said cracked me up! LOL

Shawn said...

I can only say this...there is nothing like a 20 minute car ride where the girls demand the music be turned down so they can discuss which accessory package they will be buying with their doll of choice.

Jenny.Lee said...

Haha yes you are f'd! ;) It seems like I've had many of those moments lately!

Blair said...

Such a cute doll! I think it's worth it!

Llama said...

You have to get it for her! I love it! C'mon it even has her eyes! Get it get it! haha! I know im a bad influence! hehe!

Amy said...

It's wrong they make those dolls so damn expensive! (That camper is beyond cute though:)