Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wild Goose Chase
In keeping with the recent goose theme of the Henderson household, tonight after the kids went to bed I went out to find the Lightning McQueen scooter that Samuel is dying to have for his 3rd birthday on Sunday. Samuel is truly a product of his generation as he first saw this scooter while shopping online at Disneystore.com. He can't even say computer (he calls it a "peter") but knows how to use a mouse.
Samuel is in love with all things Cars and has wanted a scooter since January when he saw his neighbor and one true love, Olivia, riding one. At that time he wanted a pink one but has since switched it up on me and wants a Ligtning McQueen scooter. I went all over Salem tonight looking for it: Walmart, Target, Fred Meyer...Toys R Us was already closed but I'm checking there tomorrow. I will be so screwed and tatooed if I have to order it online and pay for shipping for it to be here before this weekend. Let this be a lesson to you my readers: do not wait until the last minute to buy your 3 year old's Lightning McQueen scooter.
I was on the phone with my Mom tonight as I was driving all over town like a crazed woman and she was telling me about the time she searched all of Montana, high and low, for a Cabbage Patch doll for Christmas. I still have that Cabbage Patch doll, Andy, safely tucked away in my hope chest so I can only hope for such results for Samuel. Wish me luck and if any of you have any strings to pull in the Lightning McQueen scooter arena let me know!


Leah Harb said...

OMG!!! I have a cabbage patch story too!! Those damn dolls drove my mother to madness. I think we waited in line for 6 hours in front of some store in Salem to get one. Good times.

Dena said...

wow, you're a better mom than i. i would have gone and bought a red scooter and taped a picture of lightnin' mcqueen on it.