This is a plushy tomato toy. Last year on my birthday we stopped in at Lidl for a couple things. I stayed in the car while CSP ran in to shop. He came out with this thing that he found in the clearance bin for like $2 and proudly presented it to me. As a gift. Happy Birthday CSP exclaimed! Aw thanks, Honey! So we got home and I put the tomato on my desk. But it’s been months now and I’m not the biggest tomato fan really. So I put it with the pug toys. Keep in mind this side eye giving tomato is a good 6 inches tall, so he’s not some tiny thing I can easily find a place for on my desk. I mean, thank you, but what do I need with a giant plushy tomato?? Well fast forward to the other day when CSP was tidying up the pug toys. The pugs’ cousin Bea had been here for a week so toys were strewn everywhere. He came upon Mr. Tomato on the floor in the midst of the rest of the toys. “What’s he doing down here??? Why is he on the floor??” CSP picked him up, dusted him off and plopped him down on my printer. “I gave you this on your birthday!!!” He was low key not pleased that I’d let the tomato go to the pugs. So now he’s sitting on my printer, taking up space, eyeing me like I’m some sort of ungrateful gift traitor! Punk ass vegetable!
We have a relatively new tradition in our family. The grown ups don’t buy gifts for each other, we just buy for the kids. But Gigi still wanted the grown ups to be able to unwrap some presents so she decided we’d start playing Dirty Santa. She collects all the gifts for us and draws up the numbered slips. Here are her rules (they vary slightly from traditional Dirty Santa/White Elephant rules).
Everyone who plays draws a number. If there are 10 people you have numbers 1-10 on slips.
Player 1 chooses a gift.
Player 2 can choose to steal Player 1’s gift or choose a gift from the pile.
Player 3 can choose to steal Player 1 or Player 2’s gift or choose a gift from the pile (and so on down the line).
If you draw a present that has a name on it you have to give that gift to the named person and choose another gift.
If you draw a child’s gift you have to gift that gift to a child then draw another gift.
There are 2 rounds.
If you drew #1 you get to choose 3 times.
If there are leftover presents in the dining room that Gigi didn’t see during the Dirty Santa game then there will be a competitive round of Dominos or Cranium, etc to determine the winner of the leftover gift.
Once the game is over you may trade your present with other players if they are willing to trade.
Everyone goes home with fun stocking stuffer type presents!
Saw this deal on my Couponing to Disney email. Went to the original blog and checked it out. SUPER CUTE. Then had a Valentine photo session of my own with the pugs. They don’t have fists and we don’t send candy out with our Valentines but I think ours turned out just as cute. And since they are FREE they are even cuter! Sorry, but I can’t show our cards until Valentine’s Day. I don’t think CSP’s Gramy in Minnesota has the internet, but just in case, I don’t want to ruin the surprise.
- Click Here & Login or Sign-up for See Here
- Click on “Photo Cards” then on “Photo Card, 4×8″
- Pick Your Design (I found one under “Wedding” to customize)
- Create your card & order 25 cards
- Use promo code 25cards to get your order FREE
- Just pay $2.49 in shipping!
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