Sunday, May 2, 2010

Buzzin' about

My boy is having a bit of a Buzz Lightyear phase. It seems The Wiggles are slowly being nudged out in favour of the Space Ranger from the Toy Story movies (which I must say I have not seen - basically, if Toy Story is in the DVD player it means Mum is busy!).

On Saturday morning I was feeling a bit blah, mainly from a shocking night's sleep on Friday night. The little one was a bit snotty and didn't properly settle until midnight. Then at 4.45am E, who had gone to bed in his 'glow in the dark skeleton' PJs, cries out for me. When I stumbled in to ask him what was wrong, this is what he said: "Muuuuuuum, my skeleton isn't glowing any more." Mate. You woke me up for that. Not impressed.

Anyhow, I digress. I was feeling rather tired and oppressed so I snuck out of the house for a spot of op-shopping. I find it to be the only truly guilt-free form of retail therapy for one who doesn't have a great deal of income...

The universe must have sensed the black clouds hovering just above my head because I had a great time wandering about and picked up a nice black trench coat (in need of a dryclean but otherwise fine), a pretty top, barely worn boy's shoes in E's next size, and this...



A Buzz Lightyear dress-up suit. I didn't see it at all, but I heard a little boy running around the shop saying "Destroy Buzz Lightyear" and smiled to myself, thinking that was a familiar refrain at our place. Next thing I hear the mum say "No, it's too small for you..." I seized the opportunity, tapping her on the shoulder and saying that if she wasn't going to buy it, could I?

I didn't even look at the size and - amazingly - it fits! A bit short in the legs, but who's complaining. Certainly not the boy who's been wearing it pretty much since the minute he got it...

3 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

We have a very well-loved Buzz dress-up. My firstborn used to stand on top of the slide with his arms out and shout "To Im-fid-ibee and Bee-yah!" And the second-born used to say "Destwoy Buzz Lightcha".

It's completely manky now. I think that's a sign of a well-loved costume.

Thrifted Treasure said...

So cute! I love finding things for the boy,s at a recent carboot market I found Batman and Spiderman dressups for $2 each, just in time for the little ones to wear to their big brother's birthday party :-)

jules said...

My kids Love Toy Story 2,
probably cause i don't let them watch the first one....
I saw Toy Story 2 first, then Toy Story 1, i feel the first on is ugly with that horrid boy destroying things, no wonder they moved away!!!
The second one is a breath of fresh air!!! Plus Anisha loves Jessie!!!