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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

All I want for Christmas is a TubaNut?

Please help us. The girls have told three Santas now that they really, REALLY want something that sounds like a "TubaNut" for Christmas and we have no idea what they're asking for. Today at lunch I finally thought to record it. It's some kind of candy, the color is either multicolored or pink, and maybe it's in a kind of a roll or tube. Any guesses? Hope we figure it out soon, because the last Santa just nodded and said "Ahhhh, yes" and now they're expecting whatever it is to show up in their stockings. While you're puzzling it over, here are a few more recent pics that don't require any interpretation: (thumbnails, pics with captions, slideshow)

89 comments:

  1. Tube of nuts? Pink pistachios (sp) in a tube??

    Take them to a grocery store and ask them to point to it.

    When I can't figure out what Anna is saying I get her older brothers to translate. ;)

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  2. Anonymous12/10/2008

    I'd totally take them to every store you can think of until they find it and show you. Sounds like they are saying "chew the nuts" to me. Nougat maybe?? Good luck. There is nothing worse for you (or them) than not understanding what they are saying!
    Victoria

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  3. Anonymous12/10/2008

    Could they be talking about lifesavers or something and using an analogy of a tuba mouthpiece? Taking them to the store to show you sounds like the best idea.
    Bob

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  4. Anonymous12/10/2008

    Planters make a pack of nuts called "Tube of Nuts"

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  5. Anonymous12/10/2008

    Something with coconut?

    Brachs makes those little square ones that are pink, white and brown.

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  6. Maybe they mean Tootsie Pops. Whatever they mean it is really cute. Tenley has asked for a generic Christmas Doll and she won't give any details. She just keeps saying, "Santa knows". The problem is Santa seems to be a little in the dark.

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  7. Good luck figuring that one out!

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  8. I was also thinking of a Tube of Nuts or a Candy Cane. I try my best to understand what Ro was saying what you can do with them but all I got was "eat them." Both are saying it differently and it was funny to hear ReeRee asking Ro "tuba nuts?"
    I also think you should take them to the store and tell them to show it too you. Have they tried those red sugar coated peanuts? It has to be something they had already or maybe had a school. I guess it also has to be "candy" according to Ro.

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  9. I'm thinking some kind of candy that comes in a rope form. Since you mentioned their candy necklaces, they might be thinking of that type of candy. I've seen some sort of candy in those candy stores at the mall and it is on a reel and you "pull it off and get more" like Ro or Ree said (can't remember which one said it). It definitely sounds like Tuba nuts to me. I think tube of nuts. I'll see if I see anything that fits that description and write you back if I figure it out. And, I nearly died laughing when one of the girls said multicolored. I swear I fell off my chair. :)

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  10. A Nutcracker Tuba player!

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  11. Whoops, I published too quickly...could you just get a plastic tube and fill it with all sorts of nuts and candies and pass that off?

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  12. TaraN4ms@comcast.net12/10/2008

    Fruit roll-up!
    It's at the grocery store, they are featured in magazines, they come in multicolored, and you roll them out and get more and eat them!
    It's okay...I'm a toddler whisperer.

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  13. Anonymous12/10/2008

    Chewing gum? Maybe a little far from tuba nuts, but that's what it sounded like to me.

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  14. Maybe they are saying "tube of nerds" meaning Nerds rope candy. http://www.candywarehouse.com/nerdsropes.html

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  15. I agree with Tara -- fruit roll-ups anyone? Tara says she's a toddler whisperer, so I must agree! Plus, it does sound a bit like "tube of nuts," in a wacky, toddler sort of way.

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  16. IT'S A FRUIT ROLLUP!!!!

    She said that it was multicolored and that you roll it out. It comes in a tube looking roll... I don't know what they are calling it (Tube a nuts) but that's what they are talking about for sure. They are at the grocery store too!

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  17. I have no help but take them to the grocery store and have them show you.

    They are so stinking cute I just can't tand it.

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  18. Anonymous12/10/2008

    I say fruit Roll ups as well! Multicolored....ha! Love it.

    Tami Humphreys

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  19. Anonymous12/10/2008

    To me it sounded like they were saying chewing gum...?

    Take them to the store and have them point it out.

    Good luck!

    Ann

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  20. Are you two NUTZ lol!!!!

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  21. Do you think they mean peanut MM's that come in a candy cane shaped tube for the holidays.
    Eesh, I feel for you on this one. The pressure is on. Please keep us posted.

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  22. Okay, without reading anyone elses ideas I think they are saying ChewyNuts... multi color and you chew it and blow it out(make bubbles?)...makes me think of the candy you can get in the dime or quarter machine at my local mall. Like a sour circular chewy gum. Multi colour- but mostly pink. Is this a Canadian Candy I'm thinking about? Hmmm...Catherine, are you reading, do you know what I mean? Are they called sour chews to everyone but the twins?

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  23. I haven't read through all the comments, so perhaps I'm repeating a brilliant idea -- but do you think its something they've seen at that candy store next to Santa? Wow. Tough one. I'm so not good at interpretting toddler talk...

    On a side note, I'm so envious to see green grass and the girls playing outside with no coats in their Christmas attire! Nothing but snow, snow, and more snow our way since about a month ago!

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  24. Oh my gosh! I just called my four children (candy experts, btw) into the office and had them watch the video twice and they are stumped. If you find out, please let us know. 5 inquiring minds want to know...

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  25. Anonymous12/10/2008

    How about fruit by the foot? Its a type of fruit roll-up.

    Or that gum...the kind in the pink circular plastic thing. You pull it out and break off how much gum you want. It is multiple yards of bubble gum.

    Oh wait...what about PUSH UP POPS. They are the suckers that are shaped a little like a tube lipstick. You push your finger up the bottom and the sucker comes out. THey have all kinds of colors...including pink.

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  26. Anonymous12/10/2008

    maybe this?
    http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/brands/brand.aspx?catID=11309&groupID=19418
    at least you could let them look at them and ask what they are.
    Gillian

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  27. my first thought with your girls' description was fruit roll-ups - like others have said. but, who knows! :)

    i actually stopped by b/c i just saw this really cute gift idea and i immediately thought of you and your bento making. check it out!
    http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/t300/index.cfm?pkey=ckitchens%7Cb
    there is a bento box and a chinese take out one. thought they would make fun christmas gifts!

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  28. I know it does not sound like TubaNuts but what about Nerds on a Rope or SKittles..they are multi Colored...When she says Multi Colored I was SO IMPRESSED!!! (and I laughed). You have 2 smart little girls!!!

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  29. I played the video to my 12 year old. She thought it might be tootsie rolls, perhaps in a tube or she thought fruit rollups. Those come in different colors. Or maybe the candy cane shape with the Hershey Kisses in them.

    My thought is the Willy Wonka ropes. They have a chewy center with multi-colored nerds on them. My kids loved them in the 3yo-6yo range. You can find them at Target.

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  30. "Multi coloured"?!!! Good grief... these girls are genius's!!!

    Tube 'o nuts, maybe? I think they made it up... just to drive you crazy!!! I told you they are genius's!!!

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  31. Here is a picture of the Willy Wonka Nerd Rope:

    http://www.sugarstand.com/sc/sc0031-wonka-nerds-rope.htm

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  32. I am guessing skittles! They are multi-colored and look like nuts! Sound right? I hope you can figure it out! I just LOVE your girls! Merry Christmas!

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  33. Yah ummm....they clearly know what they're sayin but I ain't got a clue!

    Don't you need some groceries mamma? Maybe the trip to the grocery store will reveal what this pink, multicoloured, candy 'tubanut' is.

    You have us all wondering now!

    Sure glad Santa's taking care of it so that you and daddy don't have to figure out the puzzle. :o)

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  34. As funny as this post was, I think the suggestions come pretty close to it in the humor dept...excellent!

    Marc and I vote for fruit roll ups too :)

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  35. Aside from the fact that they are the most beautiful and perfect little twin girls I have ever seen, I have tears in my eyes. I remember when you met them in China, and they were oh so small. And they are real little girls now. Their hair is so long. They are such little girls. Mine are changing so fast, too. As I watch your kids I glimpse my future.

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  36. Anonymous12/10/2008

    at one point it sounded like she said it was something she had at Easter... maybe that helps? Do you remember what was in their baskets?

    Bee

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  37. Just get them an assortment of sticky candies: one of them is bound to be right and they're likely to love them all. I would place my bet on fruit roll ups.

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  38. Anonymous12/10/2008

    I couldn't make it out.

    I think you're in big trouble!!


    uncle Bobby

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  39. I heard a few different things, first I heard two of something, then chewy something. Like chewy nuts... after reading the comments I thing Joy has it. Joy says skittles which are shaped like nuts and it could be chewy nuts.
    I agree that you should take them to the store and if you don't take them to the store maybe go online and look up some pictures of candy and go though it with them and see if they point it out, or have them name the candies any maybe by saying other names you can catch on.

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  40. My 4 year old daughter wants a "fake picture frame that is fake, but not real and it is soft like a pillow." I asked her where she saw this and she said that she ahs never seen one, she just wants one! I am in really big trouble!

    Keri

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  41. I think they're saying CHEWING GUM. "You can blow some out...." that's what I think. Good luck!

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  42. Im thinking they are talking about the roll of gum that you can get from the store. They are in a big pink cirular container and you can pull some out and they close it and take more after. They are in many different magazines and in most grocery stores. The kids like to get them from the dollar store on snell and blossom hill.
    This is what they look like.
    http://www.candywarehouse.com/bubbletape.html

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  43. Has anyone introduced them to Christmas Crackers ( you know, the tubes you crack open and they are filled with candy and other small prizes)?

    Someone here is bound to be right, just fill their stockings with all of the above?

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  44. Ok after listing to the video I agree it sounds like chewing gum.

    Maybe that pink bubble gum that comes in a roll ( rolls out like a tape measure)

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  45. I think its time to take a field trip to the grocery store!! It sounds like Tube of Nuts to me and they do make pink pistachios - as someone pointed out - maybe she thinks its gum.

    I'm pretty sure she said it was by the magazines... which would mean when you are checking out??

    Good luck!! Keep us posted!!

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  46. Fruit by Foot. :o)
    I think if they know the name they probably heard it on TV, stay tunned. By the way, super well-behaved girls having their lunch so nicely. Congrats!

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  47. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Maybe they mean tootsie pops. They said you chew it and blow it back out.

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  48. Wow -- that's a tough one! The fruit roll-ups sound like a definite possibility.

    They are just too darn cute!

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  49. Dude, you got me. I'm thinking either chewing gum (by the foot in the roll like someone else posted) or Tootsie pops. You should ask them if you have ever given them this before, it might help narrow it down. Everyone here at work is thinking about Tuba Nuts this morning. HA HA HA

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  50. I'm in with the "chewing gum" crowd.

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  51. Can the girls come teach my kindergarten students, "multicolored" Seriously, that was too cute! It sounds like they are describing fruit roll ups. Although the word doesn't sound like that. But the roll it out and eat some description sure does. Good luck!

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  52. maybe chewing gum by the foot in the pink round container? Good luck in figuring it out.

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  53. We took them to Target last night and went through every food aisle looking for the mystery item. No luck. It's not a tube of nuts, it's not chewing gum, and it's not any other tube of candy we could find (although Ro really liked the tube of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups!).

    Fruit Rollups. Hmmm. That might be it. We had a box of them in the fridge recently, and the girls ilked them. We'll have to try that one next.

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  54. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Do they mean a plastic tube filled with a gelatinous candy? Or sand candy? (http://www.biblecandy.com/salvation.htm) It is multi-colored. Or perhaps they are saying tuba ___ and have a tube of multi-colored candy and have a tuba mouthpiece/ wind instrument to blow into? http://candyaddict.com/blog/2006/08/25/rock-paper-scissors-candy/
    Something along those lines, but without the rock, paper, scissors hands.

    Whatever the girls are trying to say, good luck!
    Jean

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  55. Well this post made me have to de-lurk.
    Not because I can offer any suggestions, but because they are so stinking cute!
    I swear I was reduced to giggles listening to them.

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  56. Anonymous12/11/2008

    OMG. That was the height of adorable. Multicolored? I think my head just exploded from cute....

    My guess is...Toblerone with nuts? Twoblurnuts? It's at the grocery and could have been in a magazine. It is not, however, multicolored.

    Sorry, that's my best shot.

    ~ Joanna

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  57. Anonymous12/11/2008

    I know this is a long shot - but could they be saying Peppermint? LOL, I'll keep thinking.

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  58. I think they want to be a Tuba Nut. Although they already are :o)

    Laura

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  59. Ok, when 61 people, including 5 experts on candy who are under the age of 15 cannot figure it out, you're in big trouble.

    Bring them to the grocery store and have them point the mystery candy out to you. Make sure to go to the Fruit Roll-up aisle too! That's my best suggestion.

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  60. I, too, think they are talking about chewing gum, since they said you can blow it out. And bubble gum is mostly pink. (or multi-colored if they saw Fruit Stripe gum) Good Luck, Santa Mom & Santa Dad!

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  61. I can't believe a trip to the store didn't work... you guys are really in trouble... good luck, maybe get another video so we have more evidence... this is hard...

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  62. Anonymous12/11/2008

    I haven't got a clue, but I would ask anyone who has contact with them ... grandparents, teachers, their friends, their friends' parents, etc.

    Also, one of the girls mentioned seeing it in a magazine ... which magazine? Where was the magazine?

    Other than that ... maybe take them to a bulk food store where they have every candy/nut/treat known to mankind and have the girls point it out?

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  63. Anonymous12/11/2008

    based on her description - not on the name, because toddlers are creative namers - I would say it sounds like Pez in a dispenser :o)

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  64. I thought Pez too, but I have no idea where Tubanuts came from. You HAVE to make them show you in a store b/c I'm dying to know the real answer. :)

    BTW, I've tagged you on my blog! lenaandmacey.blogspot.com

    Donna

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  65. There are whistle candy at the check outs. You blow into them,(like a tuba) and they make noise. and they are multi colored and solid colors too.

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  66. Anonymous12/11/2008

    From the description of how they say it works, it sounds like they want a gumball machine. Me too!!

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  67. Hey there M3 -

    Gwen used to say the exact same thing and here's what she was talking about: a Pez candy dispenser. It's a long shot, I know, but it might be worth a shot??

    BTW, your girls are simply adorable...

    ~Karen (from GwenBlog)

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  68. Tube of Gum???? They have gum in a tooth paste like tube. Or possibly the Whistle like Lollipops and they think they are mini Tubas.

    They are adorable!!!

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  69. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Maybe it is "Bugles", the trumpet-shaped corn snack. They are shaped lind of like a tuba and look sort of like a nut. Some child at school could have had some for a snack or lunch.

    See http://www.modernimagingsolutions.com/Storefront/Bugles-Corn-Snack-P1010048074.aspx for a picture of a bag of bugles. From Pa with love.

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  70. oh my goodness ~ I think that is the CUTEST darn thing I have ever seen!!

    Your girls are so adorable :)

    my vote is for "fruit roll ups

    Angela :)

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  71. Fruit roll ups is my guess. Their description is spot on.

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  72. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Are they saying Two Peanuts?

    They are too or should I say "two" cute ;-)

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  73. No clue. Best bet, take them to the store. Good luck!

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  74. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Rosie says she saw it in a magazine. Hopefully it's a magazine you have at home, and you can ask her to show it to you.

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  75. MENTOS- Zoey runs for them every time we go to the store even though she has never had them. I know it sounds nothing like what they are saying but worth a try and the first thing that came to mind. I think tootsie pops is a good guess, too! Love your blog.

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  76. Kendall12/11/2008

    This is probably totally off, but I just want to contribute a guess that no one else has put yet. Junior Mints? Hey, it's three syllables...

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  77. See's has a Nut & Chew candy, but I don't think it's multicolored. :)

    My guess is chewing gum!

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  78. I think it's "tuna nuts", which is fish balls. Kinda gross, if you ask me. I think you should feed them normal food.

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  79. Anonymous12/12/2008

    What about Chewy Runts? I sure like them better than the regular kind snd they are multicolored. =)

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  80. Anonymous12/12/2008

    chewing gum? that is what is sounds like to me

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  81. I asked my 5 year old dd and she says it's definitely 'two onions' - LOL.... It could well be two something though. Not that this is any help

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  82. My three year old chimed in with "tube of nuts" and "knew" what they were. Could it be peanut M&M's? Or peanut butter M&M's? I think they come in a small plastic tube (I know the reg. M&Ms do)and can generally be found in the checkout line at the grocery store. Good luck...lol.

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  83. They're MULTICOLORED! Now, that's my kinda candy! OMGosh, I can't believe how tall your girls are getting. xo

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  84. What about Christmas inspired candy corn. I thought I saw some with pinks and white, kinda looks like a nut. Maybe one of those suckers that look like a whistle and you pull the stick to make new sounds?

    I thought she said she saw it in a magazine. Do you have any magazines they look at and maybe saw an ad?

    Good luck, I hope Santa finds it.

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  85. i have to say.........i think they are making it up as they go along. maybe it's something that they are HOPING exists. :)

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  86. Anonymous12/18/2008

    sounded like 'chewing gum' to me too.

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  87. "you can BLOW some more out, and you can eat dems!"

    :)

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