Lately Rich, Mia, and I have been amusing ourselves with inanimate objects. Wait, that doesn’t sound like I mean it to sound. Specifically, we’ve been using Mia’s dolls to supplement our sense of humor. The results have been a mix of creepy, funny, inappropriate, and hilarious.
It mostly started last year when Mia was given the Elf on the Shelf, aptly named Buddy. I had resisted this bribing tool for several years, thinking it was too much work and more of a way to guilt Mia into being good. That’s all true, and also, Buddy can be fun! Sure, we had to move him around each night so Mia would think he went to Santa and gave a report of Mia’s behavior. That was the “business” side of the Elf that I still am not a full fan of. It works, no doubt, but it’s not the most effective and practical way to get Mia to clean up her toys.
Once Elf was “off duty,” I quickly realized that our Elf could have a very useful place in our humor repertoire. With my twisted sense of humor, he became the focus of my amusement for a few months. I had a blast placing him in compromising positions (at least compromising from the perspective of a 6 year old) and taking pictures.
Here are a few of my faves:
Buddy having a party at the Barbie house with a few Barbies. Apparently he’s a ladies man.
Buddy playing an intense game of poker with some of his Christmas buddies. Maybe this year I’ll catch him playing strip poker? Does that cross the line? Then he will do it!
At the end of the season, Buddy left with his #1 Barbie in her pink corvette. Oh the stories he could tell of the adventures he had during his many months off …
Of course I am not alone in creating questionable scenarios for our little Buddy. A simple internet search brings up many hilarious, inappropriate, , entertaining, and awesome images of similar naughty little elves. Inspiration! Let’s just say that for once, I am very much looking forward to welcoming back our Buddy this Christmas season.
We’ve also had some more family-friendly fun with some of Mia’s other toys. She joins in our silly sense of humor and sees the pure comedic value of placing her dolls in situations that may not exactly be traditional.
Exhibit A – her giant Princess Belle doll head. The proper use of this toy is to do her hair and makeup. Sweet, innocent, girly fun. Mia took it to the next level one day when she decided to wash Belle’s hair. She did this in her bathtub and decided to leave Belle there. The next day, as I was in the bathroom helping Mia get ready for bed or something, Mia started to giggle. I knew she was up to something. I looked around the bathroom and let out a minor scream when I saw this:
Clearly Mia enjoys creepy humor as much as we do. Score!
Exhibit B – She has a Lego Friends set with one of the little dolls named Mia. How cool is that? She loves her Legos and playing with them as the manufacturer intended. And in ways not so intended. Rich actually started this game. Mia had taken the hair off the Mia doll (creepy enough) and Rich took it upon himself to place the doll in places where I would find it and be caught off guard, and they would laugh maniacally.
Not sure why they find it funny to do this to me … I am an easy target, but still. I have my own ways of getting them back. But we’ll save that for another blog post …