Sunday, February 7, 2010

I think we'll have to pass on the Bumpits.

Maggie just approached me, begging with much excitement and enthusiasm, for something she just saw on TV called "Bumpits." She continued to inform me that "they're only $9.99 plus process and handling, and if you buy one, you get one free!"

























C seemed to be concerned by her request for Bumpits, as if he were assuming that naturally I would rush to take advantage of the twofer. However I would never purchase Bumpits for my daughter for these reasons alone:

At best she might look like this





And at worst she might look like this

Snooki Pictures, Images and Photos


Yeah, I think we'll have to pass on the Bumpits.

24 comments:

blueviolet said...

Well, based on the examples of "might look likes" you've provided, I think you've made the right call here.

MiMi said...

Ugh! This is the perfect rebuttle to the Bumpits phase! Scary crap.

Maven said...

Bwa ha ha ha ha!!!

There's a girl who goes to my gym who I've nicknamed "Bumpit girl" because she comes in full hair and makeup :-)

I agree with blue violet - good call!!

MODG said...

I am a bumpit failure. I have one and can't figure it out

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oh Gawd. Bumpits make me cry. I can't even believe they exist. Good for you for passing! :)

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Good call. Bumpits and a spray tan are a slippery slope to the jersey shore.

jules said...

oh man those things are the absolute worst! i really don't understand how anyone in their right mind would look at that and say wow! i want one!

amy said...

Pretty!

Susan Erickson said...

That's how they do that. Who knew! There is one born every day!

Bathwater said...

It seems to be a very 80's look. Nothing to do with the 80's is ever good!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

OMG. I think we must have been twins in a past life or somethin, cuz my son is forever harassing me about getting bumpits. Bumpit harassment is his favorite passtime. "But mommmmm, there's even a DISCOUNT. You only have to pay $X and you get another for FREEE! Don't you want them? I know you would look soooooooo pretty...etc. etc. etc." PS I think he would try them too, if his hair was longer. Yesterday my mom (who lives with us) painted the toenails of both my male children bright red. They were delighted. My husband? Not so much.

Erin said...

I have unfortunately seen the Bumpits at Target. SO disturbing.

Grateful Twin Mom said...

Like you, other comment-ers, my daughter too told me about the super deal I could get on the bump-its. Crack me up! This was the perfect opportunity to WATCH TV with my kids and explain to them how advertising works. "They make you think you NEED it...." I think I'll pass, like you. Good call.

Existential Waitress said...

Now that I know that they're available at Target, maybe I should get one and put it in my hair and act all normal and see what the hubs says b/c he seems really disturbed by bumpits. I could wear some tight leopard print to complete the look. This sounds too fun.

clueless but hopeful mama said...

Oh the bump-its. They MUST have been developed by a Jersey girl. MUST HAVE.

And this Jersey girl is slightly tempted. But don't tell anyone.

Amy said...

OHMYGOD!!!!!!!!
That snookie is such a freak!!

Good call mommy!!

Brahm said...

hee hee hee ---- good call, based on those pics. hysterical post!

leigh said...

My son is obsessed with anything sold on TV. We have an "As seen on TV" store at the mall and he begged and begged for a Touch n brush. We got him one for Christmas and it broke after 2 days.

BTW...Snookie and Bumpits are a scary combination.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

But...you get one FREE!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

bumpits will never work unless you have elvira whore hair

which none of us have

except snooki and elvira

Kristin said...

Oh dude, the Snookster does her pout allllll on her own. No bumpits needed. Ah ha ha. Did you get your necklace btw?

Tracie said...

I like the idea of poofy hair but I know I couldn't figure them out. I'll save my money and buy chocolate instead.

kim said...

No!!! I must have one. And the price is right too. Who wouldn't wanna look like Snooki?

XXX, Kim

Homesick Cajun said...

Yeah...I don't think I'd want my kid looking like Snookie either lol! She's just too much!