Friday, February 6, 2009

The Snuggie War

There's a battle brewing in our house. A battle over Snuggies. Yes- the Snuggie- the blanket with sleeves.

My husband is a real funny guy, I think that's why I love him so much. However about a month ago it was FREEZING cold and he decided that he wanted a Snuggie. I thought he was kidding, only to find out that he secretly ordered not ONE, but TWO Snuggies. You know, because the website offers you such a fantastic deal- buy one for $19.95 (plus $7.95 S/H) and get a second one free, but you have to pay another $7.95 S/H. So for two Snuggies, it will cost you $35.85. I also found out that when you order from their website, they offer you an optional "exclusive" upgrade for a Snuggie with heavier fleece and pockets. Thank goodness Mike didn't get sucked into that deal, or he'd be shelling out close to $50!! Plus you get a *free* automatic opening book light with each Snuggie. Ummm- yeah- Lilly broke the light within 5 minutes.

For those of you living under a rock, here's what a Snuggie looks like:

So first off...the stupid things were on "backorder" due to high demand. So it took about 3 weeks for it to ship. Then it took another week to get delivered. And you won't believe how it was packaged. It came in a white poly bag with 2 black poly bags inside. No packing list, no label on the bags, nothing. I knew what was going to happen when Mike opened the bag, and I was right. The stank of plasticky fleece filled our kitchen. Mike was so giddy with excitement, he immediately put the Snuggie on and paraded around the house in it all night.

I have issued a total boycott of the Snuggie. I want nothing to do with it. I don't want it on my "side" of the sofa and I am annoyed with the static cling it's creating. Plus the smell is horrid- but Mike keeps claiming it will go away when it's washed. I can't wait for that to happen... to see what this thing looks like after getting washed. I think it will fall apart, but who knows.

So that's my 2 cents about the Snuggie.


troutrageous1 said...

The Snuggie is a marvelous invention. Your hatred is unwarranted. It's called evolution, look into it.

So shun me and my evolved sleeved blanket, but I fully expect you to revert your life back to other primitive ways of life. I'll be returning your sewing machine (their stupid) you can use a needle and thread. I'll be selling your car (too expensive), you can ride your bike. And of course...indoor plumbing & toilet paper...(quilted softness, how silly). I'll have the outhouse installed & stocked with plenty of old newspapers & catalogs by the end of the weekend.

New York liposuctions said...

Snuggies were the ‘Santa gift’ my children all wanted the most this Christmas. I went to Sears and bought their version of a Snuggie that came in special children’s sizes. It looked a bit more sturdy than the infomercial product. It cost more money, too.
The kids do love them and use them every night while watching TV on the couch. A friend suggested I just tell the kids to buy a large, long bathrobe and wear it backwards.