Monster Truck Mayhem

Posted on November 17th, 2010 by Jean

“Hey, baby, I did something crazy.”
 
“What did you do?”
 
“I was gambling at the Hideout, and said if I won, I’d spend the winnings on Nat’s birthday.”
 
Oh crap! My mind is reeling now!
 
“How much did you win?”
 
“One hundred dollars.” 
 
Oh… my… gawd!
 
As if that wasn’t crazy enough, wait’ll you hear how my husband spent the money. Mr. Winner drove straight to K-Mart. (K-mart?)
 
At said K-Mart he purchased:
• 2 Play-Doh sets ~(cool);
• 1 Friendship Bracelet kit ~(right on!); and
• 1 Radio-Controlled Monster Truck (wtf?).
 
Fast forward to the Birthday girl’s big day. Her reaction to the monster truck was priceless!
 

 
The rest of her presents were perfectly girlie enough.
 
Eight hours later, monster truck’s battery was fully charged, and the girls wanted to give it a try. Nat and her little sister did have fun! They raced it to see who was faster. I discovered how to spin it 180˚. The “lame present” wasn’t so lame after all.
 
Eating some crow, I pieced together video clips of the family enjoying the truck. I paused during editing to a) make some chili, and b) socialize with hubby and a friend during Sunday night’s football game. Afterward I began to edit in the same room where football was blaring and hubby & friend were shooting pool.
 
First my music was too loud. (Only competing with the football game, my dear.) Then my toes were stepped on, not once but twice. (Wow, how utterly rude!)
 
So I stormed off and completed the video while miffed. I shouldn’t edit when I’m angry.
 

 
• Who do you think enjoyed the truck most?
• Is hubby really evil, or did I just edit it that way?
• Monster Trucks ~ yea or nay?

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81 Responses to "Monster Truck Mayhem"

  1. You know, i always wanted trucks, but got Barbie stuff instead, i still haven’t forgiven my mother… great blog!
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    Jean Reply:

    Kim, I can’t picture you with trucks, but I’m going to encourage Natalie to still play with the Monster Truck. She’s a pretty lucky girl. 🙂
    Mmmmm…. your recent blog is making me hungry! That’s always the case with your delicious dishes!
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. well, i have boys, so Monster Trucks all the way! But I can say my DH has been known to buy all sorts of age inappropriate toys that are radio controlled or have too many small pieces ‘for the boys’ so he can play with them
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    Jean Reply:

    I was surprised how much fun the trucks are, Stacey.
    Oh, the too small pieces are something one of my relatives does. Drives me crazy.

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  3. Mom and Dad enjoying the the kids enjoying the Monster truck=priceless. Dad showing signs of relief that gift was a hit after-all=obvious, lol. Monster truck chasing cat=hilarious!

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    Jean Reply:

    I like the truck chasing the cat too, Deb. 😀
    I hope you are feeling better.

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  4. Remember when Tom wanted to try to fly a helicopter? So, he went and spent some crazy amount on one, broke it…and then bought another one! Funny!

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    Jean Reply:

    Jessica, I remember that! I think it was during deadline, and I was working. I was so pissed! He was supposed to be watching the kids, but he was entertaining himself.

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  5. OMG Jean. Those videos are some of your best work yet. Love how fast the girls are running in the video. LMAO. Looks like everyone had a good time afterall. Awesome blog and funny as always. Very entertaining. Vlog and blog on girl!

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    Jean Reply:

    Thank you, Sherri! Your comment went straight to my head!
    Be right over to scarf down some of your chili. It looks amazing!

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  6. I love the way kids say EXACTLY what they feel!
    Glad to see someone got some fun out of it.
    I dunno, looks like fun to me!

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    Jean Reply:

    Seriously, Lee. Can you imagine if WE said exactly what we feel? LOL!
    It is fun… I’m still eating crow.

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  7. And THIS is why little girls with daddies are lucky! LOVED this…you have a great family! :O)

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    Jean Reply:

    You’re right, Beth! They are very lucky.

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  8. Hahaha, that rection was priceless! But really, boys have the coolest toys. I’m glad they had so much fun! (but that poor cat…)
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    Jean Reply:

    Ya know, Helena, the girls bought a Bumble Bee (some kind of talking car) toy for a boy at school, and secretly, I think they wanted to keep it for themselves! Boy toys can be cool.
    Kitty survived another day. We love our 5 cats. Meow!
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  9. Love the reaction. And based on the opening sequence of this post, I expected yours hubs to have bought those big monster trucks, I think they’re called Power Wheels or something.
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    Jean Reply:

    You know more than I do, Pop. I haven’t paid much attention to monsters, trucks, power wheels, … but maybe I should! Have you bought your girls boyish gifts? 🙂
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    Pop Reply:

    I bought her a bike that wasn’t pink or purple – it’s collecting dust.
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  10. Ha Ha Ha! Those are hilarious! I adored here”I didn’t ask for this!”

    Bwahahahaha!

    Especially in her crown and all…. I loved it. And racing the truck looked like fun. I definitely think they should have taken it off road or got some dollhouses for it to climb over.

    What a happy hubby! Both videos are really good. You did a great job Jean!
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    Jean Reply:

    Oh, she was so mad, Angelia. Hahahaha!
    She is really warming up to the truck. Last night, she took 3 of her dolls for a spin.
    Thank you. Yes, hubby is really a happy man. Thank you for the compliments & encouragement!
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  11. I wish I had sound on this computer!!!

    But I can tell by the facial expressions that she may have been a little less-than-impressed with the gift. This is what happens when men do the shopping, LOL!! But I’m glad it turned out to be a big hit in the end and that you had fun as a family 🙂
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  12. Hi Charlotte. Oh, yes, she was PO’d with this gift choice. LOL! “Dad! This is for boys!” Turned out to be a fun-filled day.
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  13. ROFL!!!

    Monster Truck $100
    Batteries $5
    Tom having a BLAST! $Priceless

    (Can’t wait to see what Natalie gets him for Christmas… Liv Doll? Cupcake Bake Shop? Furby? Furry Frenzies? LOL!)

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    Jean Reply:

    I know! Can you believe how much fun Tom is having?!
    A cupcake bake shop would be a great revenge gift. LOL!

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  14. Well if the girl child gets bored of it, the man-child won’t!
    Love your blog header btw! Your picture especially! Wish I had some of that cleavage!
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    Jean Reply:

    The man-child is already plotting his next monster truck purchase for our youngest daughter. I hope it is at least pink!
    Thanks, Sandra. I borrowed J.Lo’s bod. 🙂

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  15. You know, when I was a kid I liked boys toys just as much as girls toys. As long as she’s having fun I’d say it’s a success!

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    Jean Reply:

    HI Krysten. Yep, I “borrowed” my brother’s toys when I was young. I’ll have to remember to give the girls opportunities to play with a variety of toys.

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  16. Hi Jean, I loved the videos in the blog – they made me smile!

    It looks like it wasn’t quite a present fail after all! It sort of reminded me of my sister on Christmas day when we were kids…She got a game called “wiggly worms” and exclaimed “Just what I really wanted…what is it?”.

    I may have to ask for one of those monster trucks for Christmas, they sure do look like fun!

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    Jean Reply:

    Thanks, Jason! I”m still waiting for you to vlog! 🙂
    LOL @ your sister’s reaction to Wiggly Worms!
    I’d have to agree with you. The monster truck is fun!

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  17. Jean -that was precious. Her saying “it’s for boys” while wearing her princess crown. How adorable!!! And I love, love, love that they found that truck to be a lot of fun. Hubby gets an A+

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    Jean Reply:

    Thanks, Diane!
    They’re still playing with the truck nightly, and youngest daughter is anticipating getting one for her birthday in 3 weeks. 🙂

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  18. Fabulous videos! You did a great job.
    Can you say vicarious?
    When is dear ol’ daddy Tom’s birthday? I smell revenge around the corner. 😉
    You never know…this could be the start of a fun family tradition.
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    Jean Reply:

    Thanks, Tammy! LOL @ vicarious. You’ve got that right!
    Daddy’s birthday was in July, but he just might get an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas!

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  19. I think it was really for Dad. Glad the girls got some fun out of it, too, however!

    I just stopped by from SITS to say hello. Hope you’ll find time to visit back. My post today is a little raunchy, though, so if such things offend you, wait and visit tomorrow. I won’t be naughty tomorrow, I promise.

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    Jean Reply:

    Hi, Eva. Hey, we both have the same last name.
    Thanks for visiting, and for the heads up about your blog. As soon as my youngest daughter isn’t glued to my side, I’ll check our your raunchy post. LOL!

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  20. Too funny! My girlie girl is currently playing Matchbox cars with her brother… she must really be bored!

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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Ha, Single Mom! Sounds like your son & daughter get along well.

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  21. How fun! We love Monster Trucks over here.

    I’m amused that he ran to K-Mart though.
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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    I know. K-mart wouldn’t have been my 1st choice…. or runner-up.
    Thanks, Amber!
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  22. I love it. I am glad she liked it in the end.
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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Thank you, Michelle!
    Excellent advice @ your blog.
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  23. Of COURSE it’s for him! When my son was *2* my husband spent a fortune on this Rokenbok construction crap (don’t ask). It was obsene. It filled up the living room whenever hubby wanted to play with it. My son never took to it.

    ps.-I heard you say on the video: “You’re such an a@@!” (Chuckling)
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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    Haha, Lisa! So funny about the Rokenbok set for your hubby!
    LOL – yes, you busted me. I couldn’t hold my tongue.
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  24. That was great! I think the girls just like being with dad. And now dad has something he can relate too!
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    Jean Has Been Shopping Reply:

    You’re right, Donna. The girls do love being with their day. Quality time right here.
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  25. I LOVE it, Jean! 🙂 What a hilarious story. I want to come over and play with the truck, lol. I realized last week that I’m not getting your emails anymore with your updates. 🙁 Am I still on your list? I KNOW I didn’t unsubscribe. 🙂

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    Jean Reply:

    Hi Heather. I checked with feedburner. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I’m trying to validate my feed. Sorry you haven’t been getting updates. 🙁

    Yes, come on over! We’re all still having a ball with that truck.

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  26. You’re from Vegas?! I’m a Vegas girl too! Love it! Check up on my blog again tomorrow, I’m doing a Vegas post 🙂

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    Jean Reply:

    Amy, I can’t wait to read your Vegas blog! ::: woot! ::: See you tomorrow.

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  27. That is so funny! I had to show my husband those videos. TOTALLY something he would do. You’re right, that was priceless.
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    Jean Reply:

    Thanks, Crystal! I hope you’ve been well. I need to swing back by your blog. Happy Holidays!

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  28. can’t see the videos work internet speed is poo !!!
    nothing wrong with a monster trucks , thats just thinking outside the box !
    great idea, my daughter would love it !!
    all the best Gareth
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    Jean Reply:

    Gareth, it warms my heart to know your daughter would love a monster truck. I hope your holidays will be bright!

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  29. This post was fantastic!! I LoVe how she said “This is for a boy!” THe honesty of it all…so SWeeT!

    But she did have fun with it didn’t she?? I sort of figured she might…some of those toys made for boys really rock!

    Hubby had a nice victory smile didn’t he? LOL!!

    Great blog…put a smile on my face.

    Cheers, Jenn
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    Jean Reply:

    Thank you, Jenn! She sure did, and continues to have fun with it. Her little sister has let it be known she would like one as well.
    Hubby was gloating, and I don’t blame him after birthday girl’s initial reaction. LOL!
    Thanks again!

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  30. Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Jean Reply:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Angelia!
    (Not sure how you ended up in the spam box. 🙁 )

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  31. and in the end, everyone like the monster truck!! Really,, you can’t go wrong with a monster truck 😉

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    Jean Reply:

    I have to agree with you, Carma! Thanks for stopping by.
    PS – Hubby has already purchased youngest daughter’s monster truck. 🙂
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  32. The smile of your husband’s face was bigger than the ones on your daughter’s faces!

    I’m onto him….this present was really for HIM!

    I should be a super sleuth.

    Looks like fun though…I really want to get a monster truck for my daughter…or one of those remote-controlled helicopters. My husband would love it! 🙂
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    Jean Reply:

    San Diego Momma, you’re so right! I think it was for him too! And now he’s purchased a 2nd one, for our youngest daughter’s birthday later this month. I sure don’t want one for MY birthday, I can guarantee that. LOL!
    He’s got the helicopters too, but has lost interest. They are VERY hard to control. They fly up so fast, they hit the ceiling, then smash to the ground.
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  33. This was so much fun to watch. I especially love your hubbies voice in the background defending his purchase. Precious.
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    Jean Reply:

    (Florida) Girl, I think he was about to return the truck. Poor guy. But it did work out in the end. Heck, it was a fabulous present!
    Thanks for commenting. 🙂
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  34. WOW.

    I would’ve loved that, but, then, I never got to wear a tiara.

    Either way, this was hilarious.

    Just.hilarious.

    And your little froggy girl’s voice in the background.

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    Jean Reply:

    Alexandra, you really need to wear a tiara on your birthday… especially with your avatar.
    Thanks!
    Oh, yes, we were taking turns with that darned laryngitis.
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  35. Okay, this is totally classic!!! I needed this laugh tonight, big time. I want to re-watch the first one again and again. “Daaaaddd…”. Priceless! : )
    Oh, and I love the falling snow.
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    Jean Reply:

    LOL, Mary! Thank you! Your comments mean so much because you are the vlog pro!
    The snow is a wordpress plug in. I love it too! Thanks!

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  36. Having only boys I do miss girlie things around here. Monster trucks everywhere.

    When my best friend’s little girl comes she heads straight for the big trucks,lol.

    Stopping by from SITS
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    Jean Reply:

    Hi Bibi!
    I never would have guessed trucks were a hit with girls. Now I know. 🙂
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  37. Hi Jean,

    I have to say I love the snowy theme your blog has taken on! Really festive!

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    Jean Reply:

    Thank you, Jason.
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
    Hope you’re staying warm!
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    Jason Reply:

    Indeed…we have plenty here in Cardiff!
    And I am staying warm! They fixed my heating yesterday so I am enjoying an indoor summer!

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  38. Lol, I love that he gave himself… err, I mean her… a monster truck! 😀 Looks fun! Hey, thanks for visiting my blog for my SITS day today! And thanks for the html from your previous post — good to know!!
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    Jean Reply:

    It was my pleasure to visit your blog, Katie!
    You have figured out my hubby. LOL!

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  39. omg too cute and funny! i had NO idea how fun boy-toys can be until i had my little guy (i had 2 girls first). and seriously how often are the toys a recreation of toys that they love madly?! love. it! 🙂

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    Jean Reply:

    Galit, your children are so adorable! I enjoyed reading your post about Twitter and Guacamole. Who knew the two could be combined? Genius!
    Thanks for swinging by.

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  40. Who does not love a monster truck? I think I will be asking for Santa to put one this way this year now I think of it!
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  41. That would not surprise me, Jim! 🙂

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  42. Her reaction is so funny! Exactly how my daughter would react, lol.
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