Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Shopping Ideas

The windows at Neergaard Pharmacy are always teeming with possibilities.  I'm quite taken with the Brawl with Me John Cena doll.  The articulate Cena offers "over 10 sounds & phrases!" and boasts, "I talk..." but "you can't see me!"  John, I hate to disappoint you, but I can.  The doll reminds me of a former student, J., who once had a major tantrum when I wouldn't buy him Incredibles pajamas.  I wouldn't buy them because a) pajamas seemed an inappropriate teacher-pupil gift & b) he was too big (13, I think) even to fit into the largest childrens' size on sale.  Later, at 17 or so, he developed a big crush on Cena, and each session together, after our regular work was done, we'd go on Google images & print up a beefcake wrestler picture for his scrapbook.  This was a surefire formula for giggles of delight.

Dear J., wherever are you now? Would brawlin' with Cena still turn you on?

2 comments:

Goggla said...

Aw, that scrapbook was a sweet idea!

Marty Wombacher said...

Great post, love that story!