Sponge Bob. Disney Princess. Dora the Explorer.
“Aren’t there any children’s umbrellas that don’t have characters on them?” I mused (silently, because I am not yet the kind of person who muses aloud in the baby / toddler section at Wal-Mart).
Where were the polka dots? The stripes? The lady bugs? If I wanted to buy an umbrella for my child, did I have to choose a character umbrella? And did it have to be a character she’s never encountered in books or television? (We have seen an episode or two of Dora, but it is so boring that Mike and I prefer even the Wonder Pets, which has the exact same plot every single episode.)
Well, I wandered over to the children’s section, where I did indeed find an adorable lady bug umbrella. However, what I ended up walking out with was this:
That’s right. Perry the Platypus, everyone’s favorite secret agent from Phineas and Ferb. In my defense, Zoe loves both the umbrella generally and Perry’s face specifically. At least I didn’t buy the matching boots and raincoat, right?
We will not mention the rain hat that looks like Perry’s fedora. I’m returning it, I swear.