Monday, July 7, 2008

The Inner Circle of Hell

Or as some might call it, "Build-a-Bear at the busiest place in South Carolina." Now there are Build-a-Bear stores in malls across the United States but apparently no one goes to those stores. Instead they all wait (like us) and all go to this particular Build-a-Bear. And I'm not lying when I say that they have a velvet rope outside the door with a lady (who no speaka da English very well) ushers people  in like cows off to slaughter. This was our 1st experience at such a magical place. I think this kind of thing is better left to the 3 and above crowd as Zachary thoroughly enjoyed making his dinosaur.

So for those of you who don't know, the 1st thing you do is pick out what kind of stuffed animal you want to make. They have some seriously cute stuff. However, my child picks out a fugly monkey. Who cares that we have 3 monkeys at home! But whatever. 


So off to stuffing. The chick asks us if we want a soft or hard stuffed animal. I'm thinking that for cuddling purposes, soft would be better. This would prove to be a bad choice.


Here is where Little Bit was suppose to be giving her monkey a bath. 

Finally, this place has more outfits than Macy's to choose from.  ANYTHING you can imagine. Bathing suits, princess outfits, cheerleader get-ups. You name it, they've got it. Cute stuff! Our child grabs the first tank top that she sees. So we slap it on. The mission at this point is to get out of there and get out of there fast. After standing in line for an eon to pay, Steven even told the checkout girl to "screw putting it in a box" we otta here!

The result, a monkey that looks like a hooker, with a mashed in face because we choose the "soft" option. Apparently, it didn't get enough stuffing in it's face. So it sort of looks like a cro-magnon man. But Sophie seems to be pretty fond of it. 


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now come on, that is a perfectly beautiful monkey!! But wouldn't it have been easier to just go to the Town Center? Ha Ha
Glad you guys had a good time!
Kel

Anonymous said...

kim, you crack me up. I agree with Kel, I think the monkey is adorable, love that punky brewster looking tshirt.
G

starfitch said...

I have tears I'm laughing so hard at the hooker comment. I feel you, totally...going there is my worst nightmare that I hope to avoid for years to come. I still think it's a cute lil' monkey.

Jamie said...

Thank you for the good laugh!!
This is hilarious :)

Stephanie said...

Gracie has the same monkey! We got it when we went to the beach last year!!!

Lara, the Neurotic Att'y said...

I love your little trampy monkey, smashed face and all! You can tell your adult friends that her pimp slapped her around a little, and that's how she got the smooshed face.

Elizabeth said...

We went to the same build a bear when we were there in April but it was a little less packed. Apparently, the little bear fluffer-uppers don't pay much attention because we said a soft bear too and that baby is rock solid and your poor monkey, although adorable, looks a bit like a Pug dog. All that matters is Sohpie loves it!!! Glad you had a great trip, sans the pink eye and such.

Jaidean said...

Oh my gosh - you crack me up! So funny!!!

Jonathan's Mommy said...

Jonathan picked that same monkey the first time we visited Build a Bear and tried to do it on our only other visit, too! That is a place that I NEVER need to go again!

Twin Mommy Law Chick said...

We made that mistake 2 years ago as well. We have a giant Cookie Monster and a bunny that cost approximately $100 together and are never touched. That place is a nightmare.

But I love the hooker monkey! There's gotta be a fetish somewhere for monkeys!

Maria said...

i like that monkey's look :) i don't even like to walk to close to that place in the mall. It is a zoo!

Anonymous said...

could spend serious money in that store. I plan on taking my little one there, that will be a mistake i know


Ella

Shana-Lynn said...

Oh my, that's hilarious. I am totally staying away from that store!

Janice said...

Once again, you totally crack me up!!!! I love Lara's comment about the pimp slapping the hooker monkey around, he-he!!!!!

Jami said...

LOL!!! There is nothing worse than a busy Build-A-Bear store.