Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Threat or a Promise?

Dear Mattel,

Please make Polly Pockets smaller. It's not enough to find a miniature high heel in my MomVan...



Or a stylish little boot nestled cozily against my lip gloss. True, there's no better combination than great footwear and a shiny pout, but still.

And the point of wearing Clarks is comfort. This clearly defeats that purpose. Why does Polly's dog/cat/mouse/whatever need clothing anyway? Polly is not Paris.

I pride myself on buying tons of little plastic storage containers for all things Barbie, Littlest Pet Shop, Dora's Castle & Playhouse, etc. We are all organized up in here. Yet for some reason unknown to me, this house is unable to contain the bojillions of Polly Pocket accessories we have accumulated over the past year. I think the problem is that Polly's purses, shoes, skirts, pets, etc., need to be a bit smaller. Then I wouldn't notice them at all. Conversely, I could kick them under the couch with greater ease. Surely the dust bunnies would appreciate the opportunity to get their style on.

Thanks for listening, Mattel. I know you'll take my plea to heart. Doing otherwise would be fiscally detrimental to your company this Christmas season. I'm just sayin'.

Sincerely,
Lula

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We need a winner from last week's giveaway, right? OK...here we go:

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Timestamp: 2008-10-30 02:01:16 UTC

Number 39 is Angie, from Angie's Spot! Yay! Angie, your Target gift card and If book are on their way to you, my dear! Congrats, and thanks to everyone for playing. More free stuff in November...oooohhhh, free!


47 comments:

Jennifer P. said...

I do not have to deal with this, being a boy mama at all.....and yet I can appreciate it! When you here a very faint, very tiny version of "I'm too Sexy", you know it will be the dust bunnies doing a fashion show of their newest accessories. Oh yeah.

Kelsey said...

Ughh I hate the tiny accessories! I took A to the mall the other day and within seconds of her opening up her new polly pocket thing and me telling her 4 times to be "very very careful that you don't lose the shoes", what do you think happened? I walked around Macy's shoe department for five minutes staring at the floor trying to find a shoe no bigger than my nail!

Mama's Losin' It said...

What a hoax. I demand a recount.

Polly Pockets is real. That's why you're finding her shiznit all over your house. When you guys go to sleep at night she actually WAKES up. I know. I didn't believe it at first either...until she introduced herself. She's hilarious. Ok I have to go now...the feds are after me.

JourneytoFamily said...

So this is what I look forward to when my daughter gets a little older?

Jori-O said...

My daughter was given a bunch of PP stuff that she played with a few times...but not enough. Polly had to go. All I need is to have to take my baby boy to the ER, only to have the x-rays show accessories for 3 different outfits.

Amy said...

I remember the days of Polly Pocket. I didn't love those. It was always hard to get those clothes on. I thought I needed smaller fingers.

Sissy said...

I was so counting on that gift card. I had it all planned out as to what I was going to buy and now you have dashed my hopes. I think I will cry. I may be so upset that I will have to leave work and go home. Oh wait, maybe I do love you for not giving it to me.

Shannon said...

Wait a sec! When did you come over and take pictures in my van and at my house???!?!?

You didn't??? Oh,... could've sworn you did... 'cause this happens here, too. Pollys and their ever-livin' crap everywhere!!!

Shannon said...

And congrats to Angie!!!


*Note to Angie: I'll be happy to help you spend that Target gift card... what are friends for, right? ;)

heathersister said...

I don't like all of those little shoes and such but you know, Danielle could tell you which piece goes with what doll and the same with Morgan and action figures.

Congrats to Angie.

Angie's Spot said...

OMG!!! I can officially be out of my funk now! And here I was complaining, earlier this week, about how I always spend way too much at Target. This will surely help ease the pain. :-)

And I was telling hubby about the book and we're both really excited about it. Thanks Lula!! You're the best!

momof3crazykids said...

ugh! Pollys, i loathe Pollys. when my daughter was younger and she couldn't dress them herself and i had to do it. then she would get made at me because i would tear them trying too hard to get them on.
when i find them out of their container i just suck them up with the vacuum.

Becky said...

My daughter stopped playing with Polly Pockets like 4 years ago. AND.WE.STILL.FIND THEIR.ACCESORIES.EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!

Now it is kind of a sweet reminder.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I. Hate. Polly.

I hate her little dresses that no child can actually get on, therefore pressing mommy into service when she's trying to cut chicken.

I hate her "play sets" which take 3 hours to put together and break within 3 minutes.

I hate her head which pops off way too easily.

I hate her accessories and their ability to be only where they DON'T belong.

Thankfully, The Ladies are pretty much over Polly.

Jen said...

I have enough issue with tripping over toys that I can actually see. I know that when Claire gets into these, I will probably loose an eye or something.

Kat said...

I HAVE NO MORE POLLIES AT MY HOUSE!!!! okay. Sorry for shouting. I am just so excited about it. I mailed 25lbs+ to Gina this summer. It was a happy happy day. Gina may notice that there are not many shoes in her 25 pound box. Because they end up everywhere. everywhere. And not where they are supposed to be. Did I tell you that the POLLIES ARE GONE??

Mama Dawg said...

Try finding a Polly Pocket purse in your bathtub.

Yeah, that's what I saw one morning.

Nicole said...

Thank god I have boys!!! I just get the honor of being shot by a chicken nugget (or anything else) turned gun. Yes my kids can turn anything into a gun and have the talents to make the exact sound!

Heather said...

*Shaking her fist at the sky* Darn you, Polly Pocket!! Our Pollies are always stripping down and leaving their stuff all over creation. Like I needed another person's shoes to clean up.

Blissful Babe said...

I am SO thankful that I swallowed my coffee before the page loaded.

I started roflmao at the very first photo. Seriously.

Then the roflmao'ing just kept on going throughout the post.

That is just so fantastic!!

I, too, am a boy mama. What *I* have to contend with are little WOMD's (weapons of mass destruction -- right? Of course.) floating around the house. Not to mention the Hot Wheels that make it out into the middle of the living room.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Well, I now feel very lucky not have any little girls hangin round my house. I only have to contend with Batman, Robin, Penguin & Indiana Jones legos that like to come apart!

Stacey said...

I think I'll stop complaining about all the hotwheels that are left on the stairs and airplanes left in the pockets only to be washed in the laundry :).

Brandy said...

Mental note: No Pollies for Joey or Jocie. And I mean it!

Congrats Angie!

CaraBee said...

That Polly really gets around.

Trish said...

No polly's here, although I have one boy that would certainly play with them in secret, with no one knowing. He's in touch with his feminine side and no I'm not the least bit worried. The other one totes his babydoll around everywhere he goes.

Legos, I tell you, are the boy vesion of Polly. They end up everywhere. I still cannot figure out how stray pieces end up 400 feet from where the original playing happened.

Amy said...

I feel the pain! ANYTHING that comes with more than a couple pieces to it is not welcome in our home :D

Rhea said...

I've heard of this Polly Pocket phenomena. I've seen it at my sister's house in Houston. And I've seen their chihuahua feast upon Polly Pocket after Polly Pocket. hehe

Legos are the bane of my exsistence here. I love em because the boys spend hours buidling...and then I curse them when I step on them in the dark.

There's nothing like a sharp plastic Lego piece embedded in your foot.

Melissa said...

Okay, so Polly is an ingrateful little punk. Her and her 8 sisters, Molly, Holly, Jolly, Dolly, Folly, Golly, MiMi, and Gigi are forever leaving their little, obnoxious cars all over the place. They like to slum it in the dregs of the toy box. Skanky girls. Whoever taught them about being thankful for nice things needs a beating.

Dolly has been hanging out in my kitchen for about 3 weeks now. I think she has an eating disorder. Either that or a tapeworm. I just bought Tostitos and they keep disappearing. It must be a tapeworm. Where the heck does she put it all?

Tiffany T said...

Tie the ungrateful winch to a Micro Machine and drive her off a cliff! Muwahahahahahahahahaha!!!

:)

ParentingPink said...

OH, I battle the Polly Pockets war everyday! What is it with Mattel and small, teeny-tiny toys? Last week I found one in my toilet. NO, I dont' know how it got there, but "flush" it went. Wow, I'm a bad mommy! LOL

melissa said...

something i totally can relate to - i mean how do they get there??? i find them in the most unusual places, and as you, have bins for all their bits. but i guess they just need to be smaller! ;)

manic mariah said...

Yea, and IF they were smaller than my animals and other random small children at my house could just swallow and digest with ease

Tommy said...

Gosh, Polly has been around since I was a little girl. Has she not grown any??

Carrie said...

Remember The Littles? I still have all of mine from when I was little! What is it about itty-bitty teeny-tiny things that all little girls love??

Swirl Girl said...

My girls are both Polly Freaks...I got one of those fishing tackle boxes and neatly stowed all the accessories in each of the the 12 little drawers. Anal retentive as I am - they are organized by color and popularity...

Each child is trained to play with and replace as directed by anal retentive mommy...

...then destructo neighbor child comes over and the whole plan goes kaput.

mom needs a valium.

sassy stephanie said...

Holy know what you mean. They don't make it into the little bins. So I buy THREE PP cases. Still all ovah the floor.

Brenda Jean said...

My cats play with the Polly stuff, so it's ALLLLLL over the house. The only thing worse is stepping on a lego- They think of these things to torture parents. I know they do.

Kim said...

You need a picture of my table in the Den. Somehow, one of the Polly Pocket dresses made it's way into my pocket last night at church. I took it out and it is now lying on the table. But that is okay...it just reminds me of my sweet little 3 year old Caroline

Jess said...

WELL! LOL Good thing I have boys at the moment.

Elena said...

Oh I so hear you on this one! I just vaccuum them up. And now we're down to hardly any polly's. (I'm not sad about it at all.)

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Husband asked the other day when Lost is coming back. I new exactly thanks to your counter.

Polly's a hooker.

Britt said...

I'm pretty much dreading the day my girls start asking for Polly and Barbie .. I draw the line at Dora. That chick irritates the poo out of me, for real.

Okay, not for real as in for literal. Cause that would be disturbing on many levels. I mean that in a figurative sense ..

I think I use the word's 'poo' and 'crap' a bit too often. Agreed?

Eudea-Mamia said...

It's a running debate in my circle - which one is more painful in the middle of the night - a Hot Wheels under foot? Or a Barbie high heel under foot?

Now, I'll have to add Polly to the mix. Who knew? (says a naive mom of two boys)

Em

"The Queen in Residence" said...

My favorite thing to do is get the Dyson and help eliminate those pesky accesories that are everywhere......nothing sounds better then the patter of tiny shoes going through the tubes. Let us know if Matel gets your letter....

Mrs de Miranda said...

Kori told me I had to come and check out your blog and a couple of others! And she was so right! You are SO funny! This just cracks me up! My little sister has a ton of polly pockets that we just got together for a yard sale and polly has a TON of stuff! haha! Thanks for the laugh! Im going to add you to my reader! Hope you don't mind!

* TONYA * said...

I'm still holding out just a little hope that my kids will not be into polly pockets, barbie or littlest pet shop.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

I have the same problem, but I've told the girls whatever random PP piece I find on the floor is trash.

So, our PPs are always missing one shoe or sunglasses or handbags, etc.