Thursday, October 27, 2011

Impulse Buy

Was there ever something that you really wanted as a kid? Something that other people had--something so incredibly awesome that you thought it would change your life if you had one too?

For me, it was a bean bag chair. I was kind of a spoiled kid. I was an only child and an only grandchild (until my sister came along when I was six and ruined my life), so I pretty much got whatever I wanted. But for some reason I never had a bean bag chair. Maybe I just never asked for one, I don't remember.

Point is, I always thought it would be life-changingly awesome to have one.

And today, as I was walking through Wal-Mart, I saw them. The heavens opened and angels sang.

Giant bean bag chairs.

It's not like I haven't seen them for sale during my adult life, but they've always been too expensive, or we didn't have room in our tiny apartment for one, or it would have been a choice between realizing a lifelong dream to own one and buying diapers and formula.

But I had a whole house of my own and a checking account with a little disposable income. (I am the 99%, and I want a bean bag chair with my free college and iPad.)

I debated its practicality for about two seconds, then I loaded that baby on my cart.

It's huge, and it looks ridiculously out of place in our house, but I don't even care. It's the best thing I've ever bought.

And unlike things like EZ Bake Ovens and Snoopy Sno-Cone machines, this realized childhood dream is all I imagined it would be and more.

Now, please excuse me. I have a bean bag chair to make out with.

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