Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Chia Pets--The wonderful tradition continues

When I was a kid, I loved Chia Pets. If you remember those things, they are the ridiculous little ceramic thingies that you spread some seeds on it, fill it full of water and it grows. The original Chia Pets were ceramic animals like sheep or deer. I always wanted one of these growing in my house. It probably drove my mom nuts as we had one of those things sitting in our window sill for probably 10 years of my life growing up.

Seriously, now try and get that song out of your head. I have had that stinkin' Cha-Cha-Cha-Chia song in my head now for over 20 years. Now its your turn.

Anyway, for Christmas, my darling sister bought me a ChiaPet as kind of a joke. I could not have been happier. I also got Carter a Scooby Doo ChiaPet for Christmas. The cool thing about these is that the company has branched out and is now offering them in different styles besides the old fashioned ones like a deer...now you get them in Little Orphan Annie, Smurfs, George W. Bush and just about anything else you can think of.

After it sat in the box for a couple of months, we finally submerged it in water for a day, lathered on the seeds and have watched Scooby Doo get one creepy looking afro of plant coming out of his head. Carter was very pleased. And I have a feeling that we will have these things in our window sill for the next 20 years.

1 comment:

Chelsea said...

Carter has such a cute smile! I love his face. And his hair...it's a little bit like the chia pet.