Here’s a cautionary tale for all parents living in small spaces: never joke to grandparents about your kids needing gigantic toys. Sabrina Gonzalez made that mistake, and ended up with a 2.4 metre tall stuffed bear in her house, a special gift for little five-month-old Madeline Jane from grandpa.
It all started when 46-year-old Daniel Gonzalez, who works at a Costco near San Francisco’s Bay Area, posted a photo of himself surrounded by giant teddy bears at work. His daughter Sabrina commented, “Maddie needs one of those.”
The laughing-until-you-cry emoji must not have tipped off Daniel that Sabrina was joking, because the next communication from him was a text that read “LOL I got one.”
The attached photo had a picture of one of the bears dwarfing his enormous pick-up truck as he got ready to load it into the back to take over to Sabrina’s.
Maddie, too young to have read the decluttering tomes of the likes of Marie Kondo, loves her enormous bear. Sabrina told the Huffington Post, “She doesn’t react to any other toy like she does when she saw [sic] the bear.”
Children are notoriously unreasonable. You only need to witness one epic tantrum over toast being cut the wrong shape, or a pillow being “too squishy” to understand the full extent of the insanity. Although Maddie’s smiles are cute, it’s our humble opinion that a nice floor lamp would suit Sabrina’s space better than a giant teddy bear.
YOU GUYS😂😂😫😫😫🐻👶🏻💜 pic.twitter.com/NwYKnLFDtm
— Sabrina (@brina_lioness) September 21, 2016
This might be a case of a grandparent simply not getting it. Or perhaps – it’s all part of an elaborate plot to get revenge on Sabrina for being a nightmare as a teenager?
Whatever grandpa’s reasoning, the joke’s on him. The bear is (of course!) too big for Sabrina’s house, so he’s storing it at his place, for now…
What’s the craziest thing grandparents have ever bought for your kids?