I was at my beloved Target when I saw it.
I wanted one as a kid. A friend had one. It was a brownish color and had four puppies. One was a runt.
I was an only child, but I didn't get whatever I wanted. Plus, if I'm being honest, I mostly asked for Barbie things. I had so many Barbie things.
But I loved Puppy Surprise.
So when I saw the box at Target, I knew I had to get it.
Only I didn't when I saw it, because it wasn't in the budget. So I said I'd get it next time, when I put aside money.
But next time took a while, because Puppy Surprise is exciting everyone, and it's tough to find.
I'd go to Target and it would be sold out. Ugh.
I found one.
I told Natalie she could have it if she did well on her spelling test. And she had to be nice to me.
Tom was like, "Doesn't she have enough toys?"
I said, "It's actually for me. But I'm sharing."
And he was like:
If you're a longtime reader of my blog, you know Tom looks like that a lot around me.
I baffle him.
On a daily basis.
I was hoping Natalie would do well on her spelling test. Otherwise we'd have to wait another week. And I wanted to know how many puppies we were going to get. So as we walked to school, I asked her to spell her words to me and she was like, "Mommy! I know this all!"
Luckily, she was telling the truth. (She only missed one. Lettuce.)
So she got Puppy Surprise.
"Can I change the name from Popcorn to Princess?" she asked.
"Of course. Now let's open this box and see how many puppies are inside."
"Wait! I want to pay attention to Princess first. Look at her sparkly hair! Look at her cute face. I love her."
I was thisclose to taking Popcorn--er PRINCESS--and opening her belly. WHAT WAS INSIDE?
I hoped there was a runt. I really wanted a runt.
Natalie finally finished cooing over Princess. She opened the belly and...
Blah. Sort of a letdown because it was just the norm: 3 puppies. Two girls, one boy. One of them was sleeping. No runt.
"Aw! I love them all! This one is named Slipper," Natalie said, holding the awake girl. "The boy can be Max, like our cat. Or Olaf. Maybe Max Olaf. Or Olaf Max. And the sleeping one. I don't know yet."
Tommy was interested in Puppy Surprise too.
"Is the one with closed eyes dead?" he asked.
Natalie's jaw dropped open. "TOMMY! That's so rude. NO! She's SLEEPING."
Natalie loves Princess. In fact, on Saturday when we were watching new episodes of Too Cute, she had Princess and her puppies watching too.
Good news for the people who prefer kitties: there IS a Kitty Surprise. They've been spotted at Toys R Us. If I find one, I'll make Natalie wait until Christmas for it.
If you want a Puppy Surprise, they've been spotted at Target, WalMart, and Toys R Us. I paid $24.99 for mine. (Lest you think this was an ad. No.)
So did YOU have Puppy Surprise as a kid?
Are you going to get one now?
If you get 5 puppies, know that I'm jealous.