Birthday List

by Marinka on April 27, 2010

If you’re like most people in the Americas and abroad, you’ve been thinking that Young Ladrinka’s birthday is less than two months away and wondering what you can get him. And because Young Ladrinka doesn’t want you to spend any more time worrying, or spending your husband’s hard-earned money on psychics, he thoughtfully compiled a list for just such an occasion. For some reason “handwriting lessons” did not make the list.

And because I know that the list is hard to read, here it is, annotated:

Silly Bandz. Young Ladrinka and his friends are obsessed with these freaking choking hazards. You wear them like a bracelet, but when you take them off, they each have a distinct shape. For example, Young Ladrinka has an iPod, a giraffe and a mermaid. He has the mermaid because it’s rare, not because he likes mermaids. His friend gave them to him, so I’m a little worried that they’re now engaged or something. We spend the whole weekend walking to various stores to see if they sold Silly Bandz and everyone was out. Amazon still has them though, and they are not expensive. An excellent gift idea for Young Ladrinka fans on a budget.

4 $50 gift cards to Game Stop. I don’t know if you have a Game Stop in your neck of the woods, but in NYC it’s a store that sells Bibles. And also sends all their profits to help orphans in Haiti. Well. The only good thing about this item is that Young Ladrinka has figured out that 4X50=200. See, he wants to buy a new Nintendo DSi, and I told him no, so he did some math and put it on his birthday list, assuming that I’m too stupid to figure out what’s going on here. I’m not sure, but I think he’ll accept 5 $40 gift cards as well. I’ll have to check.

A few iTunes cards. Just a few, nothing crazy.

iTouch Just one, no need to go overboard.

CDs Here’s hoping blank ones are ok!

Money Small, unmarked bills are preferred. Please remember that you can gift him $12,000, tax free every year. Why not enjoy the tax savings while you can?

And Pokemon cards Might as well. It’s not like it’s going to hurt anyone.

So, there you have it!

Happy shopping!

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Slow Panic
April 27, 2010 at 7:28 am

oh the silly bandz. i noticed them while having lunch with my first grader at school. so, being the helpful mother i am, i went out and bought my two kids some.

now they are all over the house — like legos. and the endless conversations about them.

but now i find out there is an ipod one???? i kinda want it….


ShallowGal April 27, 2010 at 7:58 am

Tell Young Ladrinka that I stupidly bought 10 $20 gift cards to Game Stop but since those don’t appear to be acceptable, I’ll just send him my good wishes.


always home and uncool
April 27, 2010 at 10:47 am

Dang! Guess I’ll have to give that $200 gift card to some poor street urchin.


Erin I'm Gonna Kill Him
April 27, 2010 at 11:38 am

I love that he indicates quantities. He’s like those homeless men who ask not just for some ‘spare change’ but for ‘three dollars’. I trust those men didn’t once sit where Young Ladrinka does, asking for 4 gift cards.

I hope he checks every item at every gifting level off his list!


April 27, 2010 at 11:42 am

I love how he still believes in birthday lists. *sigh* They’re so sweet before life gets to them…

Happy Birthday to be!


Jeanne April 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Are you sure “CD” doesn’t stand for Certificate of Deposit?


I'm Nate's Mom April 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Thanks. I’ve been trying to come up with some gift ideas for Nate’s BFF Nate.


April 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Those silly bandz are a pain in the butt. I’m so tired of picking them up. Then again, I like slap bracelets at some point, so whatever.

Um…two months isn’t bad. I mean he’s just being helpful right? Ha.


Roadchick April 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Not to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but make sure that Nikki doesn’t get into the Silly Bandz – they can cause all sorts of expensive kitty health issues that cost $$$.

Good luck to young Ladrinka on his quest for birthday bounty!


SoccerMom April 27, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Yes, we have that damn Game Stop store in our area. IT is BAD!
My son spends alot of his hard earned money in that place. Heres to hoping when he gets his license later this year that he wont be blowing money there anymore.


Signe April 27, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Thanks for calming me down. I feel better. What a thoughtful lad!


traci April 27, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I am a little concerned with the severe similarities between our boys. Maybe they should video chat and V can tell him how he finds ‘the rarest money sign silly band”, sells it to his friends for $3, thus making a $2 profit on every package.


Kathy April 28, 2010 at 1:31 am

My once 15 year old daughter now 16year old daughter wanted a Louis Vuitton bag for her Birthday and some itunes cards. I told her I can get her a fake one from canal st. She looked at me like I was crazy…..I looked back like she was crazy for asking for a real one! She got neither!


Sophie April 28, 2010 at 1:56 am

This is a very good idea! Can I share with you my birthday wish list? I know it’s still 7 months away, but it’s never to early to begin.
Right. Umm…. ye.s Let me get back to you on that, k?


dusty earth mother April 28, 2010 at 12:32 pm

i’ll definitely be getting him a Bible from Game Stop


magpie April 28, 2010 at 4:29 pm

My child keeps coming home with those rubber bands. I’m not so worried about the choking hazard, as about the potential for cutting off the circulation to her hand and thereby causing gangrene.


Jodi F. April 29, 2010 at 9:12 am

Damn those Silly Bandz. I didn’t bother checking stores. Ordered two packs from Amazon (including the set with the mermaid…) and told my son that I was d.o.n.e. If he trades, breaks or loses them, so be it.

I think the iTouch is very reasonable. He could have asked for an iPad!


April 29, 2010 at 10:24 am

Funny, our Young Ladrinka and my husband have so much in common 🙂


Margaret (Nanny Goats)
April 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I’ve never heard of Silly Bandz. {SIGH} This trials of not having children. I’m so left behind. Money, though. I’ve heard of money.


the mama bird diaries
April 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm

My 3 year-old wears silly bandz. Is he interested in used silly bandz?


April 29, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Oh I know you are so proud…now let me run out and mail off a few blank cd’s for him. 🙂


Jenn April 29, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Oh the damn silly bandz. never heard of them before this week but now we are ob – freakin – sessed. I am the “worst mother ever” for not trekking to Hallmark store. He refuses to take his two off his arm, is afraid they’ll fall off in his sleep so he wears them around top of his arm totally cutting off circulation. Someone is making a killing off these things.


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