Monday, March 16, 2009

Blasphemers

It started back in October. Seven Year Old saw the infamous Snuggie commercial. Actually, the five of us were watching t.v. together. When the commercial came on, The Captain and Eleven Year Old began their mocking of the Snuggie. If you know those two, you can easily imagine the scene.

Seven Year Old was not amused. In fact, he was embarrassed. The Captain, Eleven Year Old, and I were laughing and saying, "Who would ever wear one of those...That is the dumbest thing I've ever seen!" At the very same time, Seven Year Old said, "Oh, I really want one of those. I really do." Silence. Pretty certain we heard crickets. Absolutely certain we all felt like jerks. Commence the back-pedaling. "Oh. Umm. See, we just meant, uhh, who would really wear that to a football game? Ummm, sure, yes, around the house. You are so right, they do look very comfy and soft. I can totally see why you would want that."

Long story short, when Snarky Mother-in-Law heard this, she remedied the situation. She makes kids' dreams come true. No way would anyone make her adorable little guy feel foolish. She ordered his Snuggie, and luckily the deal was buy one, get one free...plus two booklights! The great delivery occurred in January. To our surprise, we hit the jackpot. Because the order had been delayed for so long, we received not two, but four Snuggies. Go team!

Since then, Seven Year Old can be found wrapped in his Snuggie, kicked back in the recliner. He loves his life. As for the rest of us? Eleven Year Old and I use them as blankets. Princie parades around in hers. They are ohhhhh so comfy cozy.

The Captain? Well he hasn't gotten on board with it...not in the slightest...unless of course he's in the mood to entertain us. In that case, he wears the Snuggie like a toga, or fashioned in some other ridiculous manner. Last night he came strutting through the kitchen, wearing a Snuggie. He danced around, got a lot of laughs, and then struck a pose.

The pose looked something like this (Eleven Year Old reenacting the pose):


Princie yelled: "Hey, it's Jesus! And he's wearing my Smuttie!"
Consider yourselves warned. Beware the Smuttie.

27 comments:

mom said...

Oh...that is too funny! I betcha even Jesus smiled at that!

The "Smuttie" family...such "warm, cozy, trashy" people! :)

LOVE IT!!!!!!

Shauna said...

I am laughing so hard right now, I too say an infomercial on those and couldn't believe how silly they were and how would ever buy those! Then I went to my friends house only to find her all snuggled up in hers on the couch, I have been teasing her ever since!! She clams I am really missing out, that they are the bomb!! Maybe, I need to try one out!! LOL

jen said...

HEEE LARIOUS! Thanks for a laugh!

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

Wow. I gotta get me one of them Smutties! Except, in my house, our constantly chewing and randomly humping puppy would make a meal of the Smuttie in no time.

La Yen said...

Go to Youtube and search for "WTF blanket." You will be so happy you did.

Katie Hatch said...

Hi Natalie! Great to hear from you. I'd love to make you a headband with the coral rose. You want a headband right? The headband is $25. I tried to email you, but it said it wasn't set up properly? If you leave me a comment with your email address we can talk about details. I like to make sure I get the orders EXACTLY right so everyone is happy in the end :)

K2cole said...

I am sure when no one is home the Captain tries it out! Such a cute story, don't our kids usually bring out the best in us!

Thanks,
Karen

em said...

ooooohhhhh, sean and i are both laughing in our kitchen right now. so funny. we have knocked the snuggies too, but have not yet come to the dark side of purchasing. sean says i need one though b/c i'm ALWAYS cold. let me emphasize ALWAYS. except when i was pregnant with the pork loin. i opened the windows in the middle of winter when i had him in belly. i believe our room got to 55*. it felt glorious!

Rachel T. said...

LOL Smutties huh? I could believe that one. I am sure that has its place at your house every once in a blue moon. I don't get these blankets. And yet so man have been sold. But then again there is a lot of things I don't get like Uggs, Crocks, and most importantly these blankets. But props to the inventors, they are laughing all the way to the bank at all the people who buy their blankets with holes cut out.
They do look like they would make it fun for acting something. It reminded me of Harry Potter or something.

LORI said...

DARN SMUTTIE! VERY FUNNY BLOG, I FOUND YOU THROUGH SITS!

Sue said...

At my stage of life, I already run about 20 degrees too warm, so I guess I will have to forego the Smutties.

(Somehow, that makes me feel virtuous.)

=)

Lora said...

That's hilarious! I'm visiting you from SITS today and absolutely love your blog. have a wonderful day!

Paige said...

I felt the same way. I might possibly use one of those things, but must they be called such a ridiculous name, and with such stupid commercials. I Love the family at the football game all wrapped up in their "Smutties".

Fiauna said...

The smuttie? Jesus in a smuttie? Too funny. Too, too funny.

karen said...

My personal thermostat is broken, so I've secretly coveted the Snuggie. But a Smuttie sounds like it has even more possibilities... Bwahahahaha!

Katie Hatch said...

LOL, that's hilarious! The comercials are so funny. My friend asked for one for Valentines Day!!! Can you believe it? LOL...Your seven year old sounds darling!

Kristina P. said...

You know I love this post! Look at my profile pic!

And did you know they make a Snuggelette for kids? It's awesome.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will be back!

Brad said...

Hey, now where can I buy a smuttie? I'm very interested in having one.

lmerie said...

Over from SITS . . .

LOL - that is funny! Who would have thought that a "Smuttie" could provide so much family entertainment and comfort!

Sue said...

Glad you liked my "humility" post, Natalie. But don't take too many steps back, okay? (We can't have your posts losing any of that signature snarky flavor!)

Not much chance of that, I suspect. heehee

=)

MammaWarrior said...

Thank you sweetheart!! I am doing better, one day at time. I appreciate you still reading!
I love you!!!!

I am LoW said...

Forget the Snuggie- I want a Sham WOW!!

:-)

The Lucky Mrs. T said...

That post made me laugh out loud!

Over from SITS.

MammaWarrior said...

RYC: I don't mind one bit! I would email but I'm too lazy to sign in haha!

Anne said...

That's too funny! I'm glad you guys are enjoying them!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :)

Aubrey said...

I've always wanted one... :)

Angie said...

We don't watch TV, si I had no idea the were real. I saw them featured in a comic strip the other day and thought it was something the artist made up to make fun of the silly things that show up in infomercials.