Wednesday, April 11, 2007
A Munchkin Saga or A Tale of Four Arches
There is no place like home. There is NO place like home. I'm not gonna argue, Dorothy.
Have you seen that McDonalds has Madame Alexander's Wizard of Oz dolls for happy meal toys? I have and I have made it my very own quest to get each and every one of those dolls. Why, you ask?
Well, it just so happens that we have JUST (meaning THIS WEEK) finished reading Corynn's fourth chapter book-coincidentally...The Wizard of Oz. Perfect timing, I know. It is SO perfect-to have each of these dolls would be the perfect opportunity to act out the book. And so-my mission began.
Only today, after far too many nuggets have clogged our arteries, did a nice woman turn to me (no doubt aghast at my oddly nugget-looking face) and mention that you can buy JUST the dolls and not the happy meal. Argh! All that...GREASE. For NOTHING!
Well, after hearing this-I took the easy route. We needed only TWO more, the Lion and the Wicked Witch. I figured-"Oh-I will just BUY them." WELL. Easier said than done.
The first Mcdonalds store was out. The second was out but directed me to another Mc Donalds which was also out. FOUR STORES-all completely OUT of the Lion and the Green Wicked Witch. Can you believe it??? We have all the others-but no story is complete without a wicked witch. And to lack the wonderfully lovable cowardly lion? What a shame that would be!
So I ask. Beg. barter. PLEAD....with all of my friends out there who occasionally visit a McDonalds and feel compassion at my plight. If any of you out there have EXTRAS of those two dolls and are feeling generous, or if you go to McDonalds often and wouldn't mind asking if they have them available...Corynn (and I) would be SO pleased to get those two dolls. The lion and the Green (and MOST terrible of all) Wicked Witch of the West. The dolls WITHOUT the happy meal (inconveniently learned TOO LATE) cost $1.50. I would be more than happy to reimburse you-even for already played with duplicates and of course, for shipping.
If it helps , you can envision Corynn's big brown puppy eyes pleading at you. Or maybe her puffed out lower lip might help.
Does that help?!?!?!