I always enjoy seeing which search engine terms bring people to my blog (my new favorite: “Laura Ingalls beating Nellie Oleson up”). As I’ve mentioned, the star in this category is Perry the Platypus, everyone’s favorite egg-laying mammal / secret agent.
If you are looking for your very own Perry umbrella, I’m sorry. I don’t know where to get another one. But if you are looking for Perry slippers, it’s time to try your local Target again! I saw them a few months ago and regretted not buying them, but they reappeared at the Hutchinson Target last Friday. (I know. It’s exciting.)
Surprisingly, I did not end up buying the slippers. They didn’t have Zoe’s size, and I was busy paying ten extra dollars to get the winter boots without the princesses on them. Also, when your kid is screaming and wailing to be released from the shopping cart, causing other mothers and their non-screaming children to give you that Too-Bad-You’re-Not-a-Supermom Look, the motivation to buy her unnecessary platypus slippers is just not there.
But anyway. If you can’t find the umbrella, or if the slippers don’t work out, I recommend this instead:
Perry the Platypus Pez dispensers! I have seen them repeatedly in the check out aisle at Walmart. They are adorable. And useful! I mean, it’s a platypus that dispenses candy. Very Practical. Zoe got one from Saint Nick and enjoys it a lot, although she prefers to receive the pez straight from the wrapper, the quicker to stuff her face with.
In fact, this Perry Pez dispenser is so awesome that Mike and I each bought one, so now we have two! And as awesome as it is, one is probably enough for the Cumings house, so how about this: leave a comment with the name of your favorite candy to be entered for a chance to win the extra one! Do it by 2 PM cst tomorrow (Friday, December 16th, aka my birthday) and I will randomly select the lucky winner. Include your email address so I can get in touch with you!
That’s right, people. It’s the first-ever giveaway on Never Done It That Way Before. Be a part of history.
Bonus: a Phineas and Ferb music video about Perry. Thanks, YouTube.