Curse You, Cable Television! Curse You!


Four Year Old: Mommy, all I want for Christmas this year is Stinky The Garbage Truck.

Mother: Wait...what? Stinky the What? 

4yo: Mommy, all I ever want for Christmas this year is Stinky The Garbage Truck. I saw it at Mam Mam's house. On her TV. It's a garbage truck and it talks and dances and sings! 

Mother: Oh. That Stinky The Garbage Truck.

4yo: That's all I ever will want for Christmas is Stinky The Garbage Truck! Mommy, I would love that so much! 

Mother: Well, Honey, what about the cars and trucks you told me you wanted? Maybe I already got you a fire engine. And nice truck you can decorate with stickers. And... 

4yo: But Santa brings the toys! 

Mother: Right. Well. Maybe Santa already made you a fire engine. And a nice truck you can decorate with stickers. And... 

4yo: No thank you. He can give them to another little boy, Mommy. I just want Stinky The Garbage Truck. That's all I ever want. 



Mother: Maybe for your birthday Mommy and Daddy can get you Stinky The Garbage Truck for a present. Okay? 

4yo: Okay. 

Mother: Okay. 

4yo: Mommy, is my birthday before Christmas? 

Mother: Hmm? What? 

4yo: Mommy, is my birthday before Christmas? 

Mother: Mmmm...no. No, your birthday is just a little after Christmas. In July. 

4yo: No thanks, Mommy. I just want Stinky The Garbage Truck for Christmas. From Santa. 

Mother: You know, Santa doesn't make all the toys. These days, he has to buy some, and I think he already bought all your gifts for Christmas. Stinky The Garbage Truck is a very expensive toy. So.... 

4yo: Well, Santa can save my other presents and give them to me next year. I just like Stinky The Garbage Truck. I will love it so much. 

Mother: Well, maybe after Christmas...like, next Christmas. 

4yo: No thank you. Stinky The Garbage Truck. 

Mother: Well what if you get... 

4yo: Stinky The Garbage Truck. 

Mother: I think that you'll like... 

4yo: Stinky The Garbage Truck. 

Mother: Whatever you get, I know you'll be happy with. 

4yo: Okay, Mommy. 

Mother: Okay. 

4yo: Mommy? 

Mother: Hmm? 

4yo: Will I get Stinky The Garbage Truck for Christmas? Please, Mommy? 

Mother: Well...maybe...but...probably...no. No, Honey. You won't. You won't get Stinky The Garbage Truck for Christmas.  

4yo:

Mother: Okay?


Mother: oh dear lord... 

CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU, STINKY THE $60.00 GARBAGE TRUCK!

25 comments:

D.B. Echo said...
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D.B. Echo said...

Eeek...a garbage truck with monster truck tires and a cab that looks like the Punisher's skull emblem? It looks like it's designed for hauling radioactive waste.

Josette at Halushki said...

I know, I know.

But it dances and sings!

*cringe*

Argh.

Maurice Reeves said...

Oh that looks like a lot of fun! If Owen was three I'd have one waiting for him already. To heck with that, I'd be playing with it right now.

So, are you going to get him one?

Josette at Halushki said...

MAURICE! NOT HELPFUL!

;-)

Ice Mom said...

I thought you were making that up. A dancing, singing, $60 Stinky Truck? No way.

Way.

Josette at Halushki said...

Ice Mom: Way.

In this case, truth is stranger than any fiction I could think up. :-)

Kyddryn said...

The Evil Genius got a-holt (yuh-huh, that is SO a word!) of a Toys to Grow On catalog and decided that the one thing he wanted more than oxygen was a pet stroller and the pets (sold separately, of course) that "go" with it. It's huge, ridiculous, far beyond my meagre means, and it's all he can talk about.

Sigh.

So of course I opted not to pay a bill and ordered the damn thing with the pets(sold separately, of course) that "go" with it.

It's his gift from the Holly King (our version of Santa)...so I won't even get credit for the danged thing.

Double sigh.

Why couldn't we live in a place/time when a tin cup, a candy stick, and an apple make kids dizzy with delight??

Shade and Sweetwater,
K (who, at least, doesn't have to listen to a singing garbage truck after Yule morn...you have my sympathies, Mizz Josette)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

This is exactly why I always did my shopping in one (long, horrible) day about a week before Christmas.

$60 for a toy truck, though? For reals?

On second thought that's a better bargain than a snowboard, bindings and boots.

Josette at Halushki said...

"On second thought that's a better bargain than a snowboard, bindings and boots."

Jenn, don't I know it. It's a better bargain than new skates, too. Ugh.

Josette at Halushki said...

"Why couldn't we live in a place/time when a tin cup, a candy stick, and an apple make kids dizzy with delight??"

Exactly!

Of course, we'd all be washing laundry by hand and cranking our cars to start, but I think it's a sound trade-off. :-)

Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas said...

We saw this thing in a demo display at the store and nearly peed ourselves laughing.

My SO bought it for the boy. It will be under the tree on Christmas eve.

The boy will be thrilled

I'm sure I'll want to drop kick it down the stairs by the 26th.

So, a slightly used and possibly damaged Stinky may be available on eBay on Dec. 27. Watch for it.

Rima said...

The eye rubbing gets me every time.

jennifer said...

My father is still bitter about the year Santa got credit for the Wii.

apathy lounge said...

Okay..okay...so Stinky the Garbage Truck is an expensive toy. I SO get that! However, now with two college-age sons and one only a year away from leaving high school, I look back on the days of toy-dom with an enormous wave of nostalgia. I'm drowning in the sea of car stereos, iPods, 5-man camping tents and video game systems. Holy Crap! And two tuitions are only a few weeks away.

I am the ghost of Christmas Future.

Xan said...

Oh dear god there really is a Stinky the Garbage Truck

Daddy Geek Boy said...

So...um....didja get it?

Josette at Halushki said...

No. No I did not get it for him.

I did, however, have to begin a daily - sometimes hourly - brainwashing program in which a force a substitution of "Playmobil Fire Truck" for "Stink The Garbage Truck" until the question "What do you want to Christmas" registered an unsettling, glassy-eyed stare and a passionless repetition of "I. Want. A. Playmobil. Firetruck. For. Christmas."

However, on Christmas morning, all was joy when under the tree was found not only a Playmobil fire truck but also a John Deere excavator, a Lightning McQueen shaker racer and tractor trailer, and a monster truck mountain climbing track. All which probably totaled more than $60, but which are also well made and blessedly without fart noises.

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Sweepstaker said...

When Stinky The Garbage Truck says garbage garbage garbage garbage!!
it sounded different, lol.

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On second thought that's a better bargain than a snowboard, bindings and boots.That looks like a lot of fun!

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Oh, I know this situation so well! It's impossible to talk to my son after watching TV and ads. He wants the very things that were advertised.

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i want that truck too mummy..i want to have kids like that too

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