It’s a Shopkins World, You Just Live Here
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That might sound a little extreme. But, those adorable little food toys are going to be the death of me and my daughter. Here’s the problem; she loves them. While that might not be a great example of a problem, I assure you it is.Let’s take a closer look at shopkins, shall we?
Moose toys launched in 2014 and became an instant overnight hit. The company has been featured all over in many magazine articles and news stories.
There now you have the history, let’s get down to why they will be the death of me.
- They are so small!! About the size of a pencil eraser, you can lose these bad boys anywhere.
- They release a new season often, and as of today, there are seven (yes 7) seasons, featuring new and updated versions of previous seasons.
- My child will not stop talking about them, EVER. I swear I hear about shopkins at least 5 times a day. I even dream about Delish Donut and Apple Blossom from time to time
- We can not enter any establishment who may offer the minis without looking at at least 500 of them.
- These trips usually end in tears because “We came for milk and I told you in the car that we are not buying shopkins today.”
- If one comes missing or lost as in most cases, we all must stop what we are doing and search as a team, minus my daughter who is almost always too distraught to do anything but supervise said search.
- If you happen to be unlucky enough to have found these darling little toys in the dark of the night with your foot, you will likely agree that they are comparable to stepping on a lego.
If I am being honest here, I guess I will admit that they are not all bad. They are quite darling. And they do provide my girl with HOURS of unsupervised entertainment. There are also lots of YouTube videos pertaining to these little guys. Even adults have joined in on the craze!
What’s a party without a little sparkle?
On my daughter’s 8th birthday, she just had to have shophins as the theme. I knew I didn’t want to pay an armload for a few hours use of store bought decorations. (Side note, nothing wrong with store bought anything in my book. But I love to make things so it seemed like a great idea) So I scoured the internet looking for how-to and just the actual Shopkins that I could sketch out. I even enlisted her for help with the drawing and glittering all the little hang-up guys we made.They turned out amazing and I was awfully proud of them.
What’s more is that this craze isn’t just for kids. My daughter loves this youtube channel about a woman who unwraps shopkins just for the sake of unwrapping them!
(hold on, do you think they are hiring?)
Things could be worse, so I may as well count my blessings. She could love things like Moon Sand or those horrid Hatchimals. Thank goodness for that. So let us hear it, parents and caregivers! What is the toy you despise the most? One toy that should have never been invented? Dish!
Until next time…