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?