Friday, December 24, 2010
Merry Christmas! (Or the Story of 491 Pieces)
Dear Four-Year-Old Monkey,
We love that you set your heart on this amazing Playmobil school instead of the shockingly pink Playmobil princess castle you raved about all year. The art class is adorable and the science lab is totally awesome. The fact that you can put stuff in the kids' backpacks is uber-neat.
However, you neglected to mention to Santa's elves that this amazing toy contained 491 pieces.
We elves suspect we have come down with carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of Playmobil's sadistic toy manufacturing practices. We kindly request that next year you ask for a stuffed animal. Or perhaps bribe us elves with excellent vintages of red wine and/or gift certificates for massages.