Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Zhu-Zhu- hamster or a live hamster??????
OK~ I have to admit, when I first heard the predicted craze in September of these Zhu-Zhu- pet hamsters, I wondered if they really would be the "toy" of the 2009 Christmas season. Well, it sure seems like they are. As a Mom to two teenage boys, I was one of the lucky Moms, I did not have to go on the hunt for these crazy toys.
I do wonder how many parents broke down while on the hunt for these nowhere to be found toys and purchased a real hamster? Now, as a Mom who has experienced live hamsters taking waaayyyy too many tours of our home; my advice would be to seriously reconsider this purchase. We have had "Huey," "Junior," "Larry," and we currently have one hamster in the house named, "Ninja." In all honesty I have no clue as to how I broke down to purchase these crazy critters through the years, as I am a Mom who despises mice. Now that Garrett is 14 years old, he does have "Ninja" under control. It's been more than three months since he has taken a tour of the house!
So, if you are one of those parents that is still on the hunt for a Zhu-Zhu Hamster, you may want to wait until after Christmas when this popular toy becomes available. Seriously give the purchase of a live hamster, in place of the toy hamster, a second thought. Hamsters are a lot of work and depend on a responsible owner to make sure the door to the cage is closed. And how would I know that? My boys have not been responsible with their live hamsters and they casually forget to close the cage door! And voila- The whole family is engaged in a hamster hunt! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?
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