|The Annoying Thing
||[Apr. 16th, 2010|12:43 pm]
The Question Club
TQC, can you help me find a particular product?
Backstory: My sister is mentally ill (not the "ha-ha, she's crazy" ill, but the serious, abusive, controlling, "the world is out to get me" mentally ill) and has a seven year old son. He attends school locally and does pretty well, but has an obsession with legos. He'll allowed (by his Nana, my Mum) to take two lego guys and a small ship to school everyday. His backpack has a couple of small holes in it and this week, he lost some pieces to his little ship. He's heartbroken! To prevent the situation from getting any worse, my mother gave him a backpack she's been stashing for a couple years. Ever heard of the Annoying Thing / Crazy Frog? Well that's what's on the backpack! You can even push his belly and he makes the Annoying Thing noise. Cute, right? Well... my sister has a problem with her son having anything "nice", and because this backpack is "nice" she took it away from him and is using it herself. Yes, you read that right: She took it from her 7-year-old, for her 29-year-old self. So now, he's heartbroken over the loss of his little ship, AND about having to use the old backpack that has holes in it. She also said he is no longer allowed to carry his legos because of his old backpack.
I feel this is wrong and have vowed to find this backpack and buy another one, so he can use one. The one she took from him is two shades of blue and has one main pocket and a smaller pocket on the front with an embossed, plastic picture of the Crazy Frog with a little speaker housed inside so when you press his belly, he makes noise. The problem is, I can't find it ANYWHERE!
TQC, will you help me find this backpack?? Please??