Monday, January 23, 2017
Nerf with Polar Bear
We have a birthday party coming up and it seems that spendy plastic devices that shoot foam darts are going to be the theme.
We once had a plastic bin in the living room that I labeled "weapons" to corral the Nerf collection. Now every container is full things with names like "Elite Retaliator," "Rapidstrike," "Hailfire" or "Mega Rotofury." Ok, we don't have that last one, but I thought the name was especially nice. There really aren't other toys that require a bin.
Truly the proliferation and variation in the Nerf arsenal strikes admiration in a capitalist mind. There is always some new amazing variation that must be purchased! Actually, more like 14 variations. I imagine a warehouse full of busy designers cooking up new configurations.
Most birthday parties at our house evolve- or devolve, depending on your perspective- into an all out melee involving every foam weapon in the house. This particular party is distinctive only in that we are preparing for Nerf activities in advance. I have purchased a weapon that holds an astounding 144 darts at a time in preparation for a game of Nerf Marco Polo.
The mind boggles.
There was some sort of Pixel Gun related request for a picture of the soon to be birthday boy riding a polar bear.
Unfortunately, there will be no polar bears at the birthday party.