I’d like to take a moment to talk about kids meal toys. Those crappy bits of plastic or fluff that make every child NEED a hamburger or chicken nuggets RIGHT NOW. For the most part, Aidan has been immune to the commercials promoting the toys that match up with whatever current children’s movie happens to be coming soon to a theater near you. However, he does have one set of toys that are his own personal kryptonite. The Sonic Drive-In Tots.
What’s a Sonic Tot? A little cylinder of felt, stuffed with fiberfill and given a themed face. They have all sorts of themes for these little tater tots with faces – zoo animals, sea creatures, dino-tots, and more. Aidan wants all of them. ALL OF THEM. So far, he’s well on his way…
Like most meal prizes, you don’t get to select which tot you get with your Sonic Wacky Pack. (What an appropriate name.) Please take note of the color coded arrows and circles above. Aidan has collected an entire herd of dino-tots. He has enough pro-tot-dactyls to carry away a small dog and don’t get me started on his T-Rex herd. Just to be clear, this collection has been growing for the last three years. We do not eat at Sonic every day, although given the opportunity to pop in for a diet grape limeade I will take a large with extra ice any old time thankyouverymuch.
When we drive past Sonic and Aidan sees a new set of tots advertised on the billboard, I cringe. “MOM! O.M.G! Did you see what Sonic has now???? Swamp creature tots! I need a nutria for my collection!” (Not really, though if Sonic suddenly comes out with a swamp set of tots and a nutria makes an appearance, I expect royalties. *AHEM*)
Scattered around Aidan’s room are 2359087341780652345 million of these little creatures (give or take one or two.) Im afraid if Sonic continues to come up with new collections, eventually I won’t be able to find Aidan among the little guys. His room will be like a giant ball pit, but instead of nasty hard, plastic balls, his pit will be full of fluff.
Now that I think about it, jumping off the top bunk into two feet of farm tots might be kind of fun. Bring it on, Sonic, we’re ready to play. I’m about ready for another diet grape limeade anyway….