What is it with little kids and their fascination with all things gross?
Get a group of four to six year olds together and a Christmas song about Snoopy suddenly includes the word “poopy.”
“Snoopy, whoopy, zoopy…”
I’m sure you know what comes next.
And don’t even try to share a story about King Tut with kindergarteners unless you want to spend the rest of the day scolding them for taunting each other with: “What, schmutt, King Tut Butt.”
So what does all this potty mouth talk have to do with Christmas and the spirit of giving?
The other day my six-year-old happened upon a stocking stuffer display at a specialty store we frequent on Main Street where she found bags of “Reindeer Poop.”
She about let loose in her own pants.
“Mommy, this store sells reindeer POOP,” she bellowed at me while waving a plastic bag filled with malted milk balls and chocolate covered raisins.
“Rudolph POOPED in this bag! POOP in a bag-—EWWWWW!!!”
The edible holiday gag gift is quite popular with kids, or so I was told by the store manager, as I dashed down the aisle in an effort to muzzle my daughter.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t fast enough because before I could get to the gag gift display my child had found the remnants of another holiday character’s bowels.
“Look, Mommy,” she shrieked “Snowman POOP!”
My daughter’s uncontrollable laughter made her drop the bag filled with chocolate-covered mini marshmallows.
“SNOWMAN POOP!! Frosty went potty in a BAG! Bwahahahaha!”
Her hoots and hollers drew quite a crowd to the store’s end cap. I let them have their fun, but quickly exited with my daughter before she could get her hands on the “Kids Booger Box”: A tiny box filled with small pieces of dried rubber cement.
What are some of your favorite holiday gag gifts? Would you consider giving one to your child?