Monday, October 26, 2015

The Slinky Sliding of Slithery Ssssssnakes!

Try saying the title of this post as fast as possible five times .  

It's definitely a tongue twister.

The little slithery creatures, made from plastic, came from a big box store.

See, a little five year old boy recently had a birthday. 

I was going to see him at another boy's birthday bash and wanted
to bring a belated gift.

But, what?

Since I had already purchased a paperback book on snakes, it made 
sense to give it with a few of the "slinkers."   

So I placed all the different colored "snakies" in a see-through
Halloween bucket that had black spider webs printed all over it. Perfect!

The snake book, another book about how hard it is to become five years old, and a dollar for each year of his life so far, were also part of the gift.

A cheer leading team held a bake sale in front of the big box store so even though large chocolate chip cookies cost a whopping two bucks each, I still bought one for each of the birthday boys. 

Figured the money went for a good cause and I wouldn't have to use my extremely limited weekend time to bake my own. 

A little creativity resulted in a rather sssssssplendid birthday gift!



Sandi said...


All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: I do not really like snakes. However, snakes are a great gift for a child. Keep in touch

Chatty Crone said...

I hate snakes - but I have to tell you - when Andy was younger we had those same snakes - boys love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

diane.stetson said...

I'm not a fan of any kind of snake...real or plastic. BUT my grandsons love the stuffed snakes I got them at Disneywalk last year. They sleep with them..ha ha ha. I'm sure the birthday boy will love his gift.

Bookie said...

A good teaching gift but I wouldn't even want to be around toy snakes!!!!

Karen Lange said...

A splendid gift indeed! I think this is a great idea. You almost can't go wrong with a gift like this for a boy. I am sure it was a hit. Have a great week!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

As long as they aren't alive, I can deal with them. Cute idea for a gift. xo Laura

Nellie said...

Grandson has had snakes - in a cage - in the house! Yikes! Never figured our daughter for agreeing to that!:-) We've even spent the night on the hide-abed in the same room the cage was kept! Lifespan hasn't proved to be very long for them, and there are none at this point. Whew!

Kit said...

What a wonderful gift! I love snakes and think they are lucky. I have wooden ones on the wall of my living room, painted in realistic colors. :) Kit

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