First it was Webkinz. Even Sam jumped on the Webkinz bandwagon. So what if she can't spell her name. By golly she was going to have her own virtual pet and make him a house, feed him and play games with him. And not just one Webkinz was enough. Oh no, they wanted several of them. The girls still are in the Webkinz craze, but Chris has moved into bigger and better things... heelys.
For those who may not have children or have children not old enough to walk or run, let me tell you what exactly is a heely. It is a tennis shoe that has a compartment in the sole that a roller pops out of, turning the show into basically roller skates. I do not understand the craze, but I guess it is similar to the rollerblades craze when I was in college. Even Matt had rollerblades. (Imagine that pretty site) So Chris wants these Heely shoes, but I find it hard to drop $90 on a pair of shoes, even if it does serve two purposes. So last weekend at our neighborhood garage sale I let Chris buy a pair off one of the neighbors. Of course they were a girls pair, so I threw in a magic marker and told him to go to town coloring it. After all it was better than the safety utility knife he was begging me to buy.
Ahhh... gotta love kids.