Hello Kitty Lego

It was a night on the couch in the Hello Kitty sleeping bag last night because I let a minor thought slip out of my mouth. I should know by now, but sometimes it just happens. My wife received an email with Hello Kitty made of Lego’s:

Hello Kitty lego

Hello Kitty lego figure

wife: “Isn’t she cute?!”

me: (under my breath) “very appropriate, she’s got no brain.”

wife: “I heard that!”

me: (realising what I had just done) “No, no, you heard me wrong…I said ‘she has no rain’ as she is always happy and smiling and full of sunshine” but it was too late

wife: simply points at closet and sends me to get the Hello Kitty sleeping bag

Typical Hello Kitty Hell moment…

Photos from Brickshelf.com

Hello Kitty Planetarium

Sometimes (OK, all the time if I must be honest) I simply have to shake my head when I see some of the stuff that arrives at our house. The latest is the Hello Kitty planetarium:

Hello Kitty constellation planetarium

My biggest fear is that when we actually use it, Hello Kitty will somehow be part of the constellations. Makes me shiver just thinking about that, although it would be typical Hello Kitty Hellish…

Hello Kitty Kendama

If you are a little girl, you absolutely love coming to our place to visit. I would imagine that it is like a dreamworld for a little girl, although I have reservations about my wife brainwashing these kids at such an early age. When a little girl comes to visit, she usually leaves with a huge smile on her face and a couple of Hello Kitty toys under her arms (that is the one redeeming factor — some of the Hello Kitty stuff leaves since my wife can’t deny when a little girl asks for something Hello Kitty — on the other hand, I pity the poor father because he doesn’t realize my wife’s evil plan is to recruit another Hello Kitty fanatic).

If you happen to be a boy, however, I would think this place would be a nightmare to visit. While it would be unfathomable for most of us to believe that boys wouldn’t be interested in Hello Kitty items, the Hello Kitty fanatic can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t like Hello Kitty. She tries in vain to convince me that boys would really like Hello Kitty if they would simply look at her heart. Then she tries to show me toys like the Hello Kitty kendama which “any boy should like”:

Hello Kitty Kendama

Hello Kitty Kendama

While the kendama is a great Japanese toy that most boys would love, a Hello Kitty kendama is just downright wrong. I think Hello Kitty employees sit in the back rooms and think up ways to place Hello Kitty on things that make men shake their heads in disbelief because they know that every Hello Kitty fanatic would absolutely need to have it.

Suffice to say, all our friends with little girls come to visit on a regular basis while those with boys tend to want to meet us at some point away from our house after the first visit…