Share a Seasonal Smile

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?

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.