Have you seen the new Angry Birds commercial - I think it's for Google - don't remember don't care. But they mention in it that 1 BILLION apps have been sold! Who knew that a silly game would be so popular. I have a confession to make. I have NEVER played it. It is on my phone but it's not for me.
My wonderful Jeremy broke open the flood gates of Angry Birds with Evan shortly after the game was released. And the obsession has exponentially grown since!
I made the mistake of throwing out the idea of the boys being Angry Birds for Halloween way back in August. And at the time, I had NO idea that costumes existed. I really didn't think that many kids knew what Angry Birds was. Boy was I wrong! All of a sudden, Angry Birds are everywhere: t-shirts, stuffed animals, posters (I should know we now have 6 stuffed birds and a poster so far).
In August, I googled "how to make an Angry Birds costume" and was elated to find out that I didn't have to make one! But instead of purchasing them right away, I thought I would procrastinate like I usually do and let the kids think about it. By October 1st, I frantically got online to purchase the Red Angry Bird and the Green Pig - per the boys request.
To my dismay - every online store was SOLD OUT! I panicked! The boys were banking on these costumes! And let's face it, I don't even know how to turn on a sewing machine - do you turn it on? Anyway. After several days of searching, I had an idea- to check out the actual Angry Birds site and sure enough they had them. AND THEY HAD THEM FOR $15 MORE then anywhere else! I was completely screwed and had to fork over A LOT of money for opening my stupid mouth in August. But it serves me right, I do like my kids to coordinate and I know this is probably the last year I will actually get to "encourage" them too. So I bit the bullet. I had some money saved in my personal account and purchased them.
And this year, last minute, a few of our friends asked to trick-or-treat in our neighborhood. They boys were super excited! Jeremy and I were too ;-)!
Here is the motley crew:
And Green pig with his arch nemesis Red Bird:
Are your kids Angry Bird obsessed? I know many of you probably are. Best quote of the night from a neighbor, "hey Angry Birds (talking to the boys), that's how I spend most my time at work."