Saving Woody

Someone at Pixar is laughing right now for making me use that title. But the alternative (Reviving Woody ) was so much worse.

It's no secret that Micah loves his cowboy doll. Its like his security blankie, best friend, and favorite toy all in one convenient package. A package that just doesn't last as long as it should. We have been through so many Woodys here that we've lost track of the retiree count. (How about we just don't point and laugh every time it sounds awkward during the post, okay? I'll recap at the end and we'll all laugh at the Woody jokes together, mmkay? Otherwise we'd not get anywhere with this.)

We have problems with the boots breaking off. The way they break is completely unfixable. One of the never ending joys of Woody is that his hard plastic boots dance so noisily on hardwood floors. With Woody bootless, he's useless. And Micah goes into full freak mode. His fix is tape, and we've tried it, but it's not even a temporary fix. It's more like a mess.

One day, I became inspired. We had 2 one-booted Woodys in the house, so I cut and pasted. Or cut and stitched. If you remove the good leg of a dead Woody and sew it onto another Woody whose bad leg has been surgically removed, you've now got yourself one good and usable Woody again. I am now a collector of one-booted Woody dolls.

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That Woody on the end? Yeh, he's in desperate need of retirement. Or the dump. But I have plans for him. I'm thinking he'll find his way to Burgh Baby's house for her Halloween decor. He's just so freaky that I can't bring myself to ditch him.

(I didn't forget about that Woody count, I'm just ignoring it. Feel free to count the awkward yourself, and then forward this on to Pixar so they can fully appreciate what they've forced middle aged moms to become.)

5 comments:

The Sports Mama said...

Seeing as how the Teenager is away on a leadership retreat, I absolutely needed my "laugh at any and everything that sounds even kinda dirty" fix....

Thank you for gifting me with that tonight. :)

Burgh Baby said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaant!

Roger said...

Reviving Woody would have been an awesome title, and I would have only thought of the Toy Story character, honest. :-)

I think Burgh Baby really wants that Woody... nothing wrong with that mind you, honest. She just like Woody's. okay, I may have gone too far, but I honestly cannot help myself. ;)

the planet of janet said...

bwahahahahahahahahahhaaaa....

yes, i'm a 12-year-old boy. what of it?

Flea said...

A broken Woody. Not much sadder than that. Unless you're Burgh, of course ... :)