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Monday, October 24, 2005

'Tis The Season

Today alone, I found in my mailbox:

2 copies of the Back To Basic Toys catalogue (In case the first one so blew me away that I wanted to share one with a friend, perhaps?)

The MindWare catalogue (This one advertises "brainy toys for kids of all ages" even though one can only hope that it is the kids, not the toys, in possession of the brains.)

The American Girl catalogue (OK, she's American and she's a girl, but she aint ever going to own a hundred dollar doll if I can help it.)

The DWRjax catalogue ($279 7.4 lb. wooden bicycle, anyone?)

The Levenger catalogue (None of the serious readers they're targeting with this one will have any money left for books once they've purchased all of this crap.)

The Eddie Bauer Holiday Collection catalogue (All the velveteen blazers that this season demands, all in one glossy book.)

I must have "conspicuous consumer" written all over my credit report, because I could build temporary structures for the world's homeless with the pile of catalogues that I've received over the past month. These marketers clearly have my number, as evidenced by the content of the catalogues I'm receiving. But all I really want for Christmas is a bin big enough to hold all of these things until recycling day. Send me a catalogue with one of those in it, and you've got yourself a sale.

5 Comments:

At 4:28 PM, Blogger Steph said...

Nah, just get yourself a couple of large paper grocery store bags and you should be good to go until recycling day! :)

We've gotten our share lately, too.

You got me curious with the DWRjax mention...my favorite item on their site? Football Tape. I'd rather go buy a real soccer ball for the $20.

 
At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Gretchen C. said...

Oh yeah, I feel your pain. Especially since my tactful husband always eyes the pile of pricey catalogs and says "God, you're on everyone's sucker list." That Hanna Andersson -- she sends my name to purveyors of overpriced children's products everywhere.

 
At 6:50 AM, Anonymous Susan D. said...

When I was preggo, I bought Just My Size pantyhose online - they're plus size without being binding on the tummy, but the legs still stayed up. Well, now I get catalogs from Just My Size, Lane Bryant, and Roamans at a rate of 2 per day, every day. And I'm not plus sized anymore! I keep hoping they'll stop after I don't buy anything for some length of time...

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger chichimama said...

Art projects. My mother claims they are very useful as art project fodder. I recycle as you know how I feel about art, but you might get some milage out of them that way.

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger chichimama said...

Mileage. I'm 0 for 2 on the error-free comments on people's blogs this morning.

 

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