...like having an amazing boyfriend who'll go through the entire Build-A-Bear process just to get you a turtle.
I love 80s cartoons and I've always loved the old school Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I've mentioned this before, but Aaron and I are really getting into the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Recently, I happened to notice an ad online that TMNT bears would soon be available at Build-A-Bear. I was slightly excited by this. I mean, a cute stuffed TMNT, c'mon? Must have it. I was a little worried about going into Build-A-Bear to get one though... I've never been there and I didn't know how it worked. I just wanted to go in, grab the bear and get out. Lucky for me, Aaron was with me the day we were at the mall. I wanted to get my haircut so I asked him if he would grab the turtle (Michelangelo, my fave) for me while I did that. He reluctantly agreed, not knowing what he was in for.
Haha, the horror story that Aaron relayed to me after it was done still makes me laugh. For anyone who has never been to or know what Build-A-Bear is all about, you go in there and essentially build a teddy bear. You get to stuff it, pick clothes out for it, accessories, whatever. You make the bear. It's for kids and it's a great idea for kids, but if an adult wants to step in there and buy something for themselves or a child, well... this is what you're in for. The guy made Aaron go through the whole process he would take kids through. Even though Aaron said he didn't want to go through all that stuff, that he just really wanted to buy the turtle and get out of there, the guy made him stand on the pedal and pump away at it to stuff the turtle, hug it (yes, he made him hug it to make sure it was huggable enough), bathe it (good Lord...), give it a heart and a birth certificate with all the details included.
I just imagine walking by the store and seeing Aaron hugging and pretending to bathe the turtle and can't help but laugh. I don't usually buy toys or stuffed animals, but couldn't help but fall in love with this guy. Even though I was laughing about the whole thing, I thanked Aaron for going through such a traumatizing experience just to get it for me.
Have an awesome day!