Tuesday, November 24, 2009

You Want A WHAT For Christmas?

Christmas is right around the corner.

I don't want to think about it.

I'm not ready, and worried about being ready when the time comes.

Regardless of my state of readiness, it's coming.

A few weeks ago, Adam informed me of something that was on his Wish List.

It wasn't exactly what I was expecting.

'MOM! You've GOT to come here and SEE this!'

I knew he was watching TV, and given the time of night, I figured he was watching a particular show.

Oh it was a show alright, but again, it wasn't what I was expecting.

There was my 9yr old son, watching the infomercial for the Magic Bullet!

Alright! ALRIGHT! Get your minds out of the gutter! Not THAT type of magic bullet!

The Magic Bullet that, according to the website, 'saves you time because it does almost any job in the kitchen in 10 seconds or less!'

They make breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and desserts in that thing.

And there was Adam, GLUED to the TV ... fascinated.

As soon as I walked in the room, he said 'I want a Magic Bullet for Christmas!'

Having not yet seen what he was watching, I shot back a, 'You want a WHAT for Christmas?'

'LOOK what Mick & Mimi can do with it, Mom! WE could make those too! And it's ONLY three payments of $33.33!'

OK, I wasn't expecting THAT one!

Now, here's the scary part ... with each segment, he knew exactly what they were going to make, how to make it, whether to slice or dice, and was repeating parts of the dialogue along with them.


My kid is hooked on the magic bullet.

He now watches it, if he can catch it during what little time he watches TV.

He brings it up every few days. 'Can we get a magic bullet, Mom?'

And a few days later, out of the blue, 'Just think of all the things I could make with it.'

Notice he said 'I', not 'you'.

Yeah, he's his father's son. Always in the kitchen, and seriously wants a cooking appliance for Christmas.

Go figure.

My mother was visiting over the weekend. He sat her down to watch the infomercial. He REALLY wants that Bullet!

On Sunday, she made omelets for breakfast.

Adam was helping her.

As she was preparing the ingredients, he looks up at her, batting those baby blues and says;

'Ya know Grammy, if we had a Magic Bullet we could make this in only 6 seconds.'

And a couple of seconds later, 'You know, with the Magic Bullet, this would be done.'

Damn you Mick and Mimi and your Magic omelets, muffins and slushies that come in their own cups with different coloured tops!

Just damn you.

And your three easy payments.

Nope, never thought I'd hear one of my kids ask for a Magic Bullet for Christmas, (a SNUGGIE maybe).

But if it had to be a magic bullet, I'm glad it was the blender, and not ...

... the other one.

If you'd like to see firsthand, the Magic that is, The Bullet, you can find Mick and Mimi here:

This is Part I. If you really want to see more of the Magic, you can find Part II HERE.

So of course after I saw the videos, I read the comments.

Not everyone is happy with the Magic of their bullet.

Since there's also a huge shipping fee on top of the three easy payments, I thought I'd run it by Adam that maybe the Bullet wasn't such a great idea.

However, when I brought it up to him with a, 'Ya know, Bud, some people weren't happy with their MB.'

He simply looked at me, seriously, and replied, 'Well, if we're not happy, then we'll use the 30 day money back guarantee, won't we?'


My kid.

Please Note: This was NOT a solicited review for the Magic Bullet product. Simply one boy's fascination that needed to be shared.

With his approval of course ;-)


P.S. Oh and Santa, please feel free to bring Mama the other magic bullet for Christmas. It's been a long five years. Thanks. Smooches!




Seeing as so many people have made it over to this post, I HAD to come back and let you know if Adam opened a Magic Bullet on Christmas morning.


And yes, he made omelettes ... in his Bullet, for breakfast ;-)

Mick and Mimi would have been SO proud!


Danie said...

...and in 3..4..5 seconds...looks at that...a beautiful, happy, Kimmy.

Too funny.

CraftyLzrd said...

My 13 yr old has wanted one of those for awhile... I just don't get it... *shrug*

Kim's Korner said...

Dani - OMG!!! THAT made me laugh!

Lzrd - I think they're brainwashing the children through the infomercial ... ;-)

Funny thing is, now that he's accepted I'm not running out and ordering one, he specifically won't watch the infomercial anymroe LOL.

sarah @ i run with scissors said...

This last Christmas I bought my niece (9 years old) the Magic Bullet. FOR REAL. That's all she wanted for Christmas too. Being the ever great auntie that I am, I obliged (except I bought it for $19.99 at the Calgary Stampede). I'm, like, the greatest auntie ever. That's what she told me after she opened it. And she actually likes and uses the darn thing... kids are so strange.

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Sure is an odd item for a young boy to want for Christmas. No wonder you didn't expect it! Who would?

Congrats on your SITS day!

gamommy2two said...

Yeah I definitely have one of those...Except I'm cheap and went for the cheap knock off :) Makes great milkshakes :)

The Green Family said...


If there ever was a punch line at the end of a post..you seriously just TOPPED IT!!!

Marie Cole said...

Wow he sounds like my Mom, she had to have it, we finally broke down and got it for her and she hates it, though she won't tell us that, as a matter of fact I don't think we has seen her use it since that one Christmas. ;)

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

yes . . . the other magic bullet would have provided you with a very merry Christmas indeed! My son wanted to get me a Shark Steam mop. Reason? "Well mom, our floors are always dirty!" Nice!

Date Girl said...

So random! Maybe he'll be a chef someday. :-) I admit, when I was a kid I always wanted the Miracle Mop because of the infomercials. They suck you in!!

Happy Sits days.

Kristin @ Meanbean said...

hahahaha that's awesome. Infomercials can be like brain leeches....at least that one sounds like something rather useful. My daughter was fascinated with things like the Quesadilla Maker came out....because we couldn't do that on our own, apparently.

AimeƩ said...

You are funny! I like you!

Aleta said...

*snort laughter* about the PS to Santa. I have to admit, the first time I saw what your son wanted, I just about choked on my drink. THAT was hilarious!

Serendipity said...

That's hilarious!

Leiah said...

I too have a 'As Seen On TV' child...except she's almost 22. There used to be an As Seen On TV store at a mall in Houston and she love love loved it. Now she gets excited they carry a lot of that stuff at her neighborhood Walgreens. All for just $19.99.

Megan said...


Jen MacIntosh said...

I dunno what it is about infomercials and kids, Ainsley is obsessed with Sham Wow, and her Aunt went and bought here one...this is funnny Kim!