Guess what Declan got for his birthday?!? Yes! AQUA DOTS!
Now that the friend who gave him the toy and I have exchanged some humorous emails over it, I feel I can publicly tease her about it without feeling passive aggressive. Sure, she feels horrible, but – seriously – how could she have known that her present would be filled with the date rape drug GHB? If it wasn’t so serious, that would crack me up totally. Because it’s just craziness!
And of course Declan totally loves this thing. We told him we could keep the toy itself, but that we just found out on the news that the little pellets are filled with “poison.” And that we need to throw all the pellets away for now.
And goddammit, if that kid isn’t finding those fucking Aquadots in every nook and cranny of my house now! Every time he finds one, he brings it up to me for my inspection and lets me know he is disposing of the “poison” for me.
Thank goodness I have a conscientious kid who is into cleanliness. But what if he had a younger sibling who liked to stick things in his mouth?
We have watched lead-based paint recall after recall, but this? This, dudes… this is something on a whole ‘nother level. GHB inside our toys? Although, when Bryan finished off our remaining pellets, he said there was hardly any in there at all.
Just kidding on that last part.
I makes me more focused on a campaign that has been floating around Etsy for the past few months, Buy Handmade. I also loved something my friend Jodi wrote recently, where she decided her son could do with less crap over all, and have just a few quality, handmade toys that she wouldn’t have to eventually take away from him anyway.
P.S. 30 Days of Thanks
I am thankful that my friend Dana introduced me to Bryan and also that Dana’s little girl Avery is doing great. Read about why I started blogging and one of my favorite posts over at Mile High Mamas today.