Well, Maura won’t be getting that for her birthday…

17 May


Maura loves Disney movies and dolls.  Some of her favorite ones are these long, plush, princess dolls.  We have the Brave girl, the Hairbrush girl, and my thought was to get her the Ice girls.

Except it turns out that Disney has somehow not ordered enough Frozen paraphernalia for their stores.

Needless to say, I’ve been sort of stalking the store for an Anna and Elsa combo.  We have the little Barbie ones, and those are fine, but I know she’d love the big plush ones.  At this rate though, they may end up Christmas presents.

I finally did ask at the store if they were getting any of them.  Because in a store chock-full of the latest and greatest toys from the most popular movies, I was surprirsed to see almost nothing for Frozen.  The Disney Cast Member, or whatever strange label they give their store employees, explained how there was a short supply and large demand, to the point that they were only pulling out the Frozen goods on Saturdays, and even then, some things went into a lottery system and you had to wait to see if your name was pulled.

Well tickle me Elmo, this is a bit crazy, isn’t it?

I thought “Oh well, I’ll just check online.”

They don’t carry them online.

We tried Amazon – where I could buy the $20 doll for the jacked up price of $99.

I don’t think so.

So this morning, I thought “Hey, maybe I could go early, see if they have anything.”

I arrived at 10:30.  They had a freaking velvet rope out, and a table for the dresses that were part of the lottery, and all other dolls were behind the main counter, all that were left were Olafs and Svens.

I then found out that people were lining up at 8 am to get this stuff.  That’s about the time I decided no doll was worth it.  Not really.  Maura will be thrilled to get them whenever we finally get around to getting them.  It’s not worth going crazy over.  It’s one of those times that Maura’s disability is actually a blessing.  While I know she’d want them if she saw them, not seeing them means she’s not aware that they’re an option.

But if you’ll excuse me, I have to go out and get the girl some sort of cheap filler gifts because the My Little Ponies I ordered off the Build-a-Bear site won’t arrive until two days after her birthday.

Yeah, it’s a good thing Maura doesn’t always get concepts like wish lists.  Because this is the Year of the Slacker Mom.



6 Responses to “Well, Maura won’t be getting that for her birthday…”

  1. idonotjog May 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    Phoebe, I should have a look up here in BC. Our Target/Wal-Mart may carry them?? I would totally ship it down to you if we had them 🙂

    • phoebz4 May 17, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

      They’re Disney Store exclusives, but thanks for the offer!

  2. franhunne4u May 18, 2014 at 1:54 am #

    You are no slacker mum – you are an awesome mum!

  3. Christine Phelan May 18, 2014 at 7:44 am #

    I am with you on this 100% Mom! It’s crazy how consumed we can become by the commercial market.

  4. Meg C. DeBoe May 18, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    They have my little pony at build-a-bear?? I’m toast.

  5. Kerith Stull May 18, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    Oh my gravy… Seriously?? Isn’t it amazing how one thing can catch and become an epic craze and other things never do? Hope Maura has a fabulous birthday anyway!

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