Friday, August 08, 2008

The quest for Fun Dough

Today we went to -- deep breath -- Wal-Mart in our continuing quest for school supplies. I did find the .77-ounce glue sticks and the correct box of paint, but I could not locate the elusive Fun Dough. The Wal-Mart employees denied any knowledge of the Fun Dough.

This is a challenge now. I'm obsessed with finding the dough.

It isn't even a required item; it's listed under the "optional" supplies. You just know, though, that if I don't contribute the optional dough that my negligence will somehow wind up in her permanent record. She'll be trying to get a full ride to Harvard in 15 years, and some important person will look at her transcripts and see "Mother did not donate Fun Dough", and she'll wind up attending clown college.

So we left Wal-Mart without the Fun Dough, and we got to walk by a teenage girl who was standing right outside of Wal-Mart, screaming the F-word repeatedly into her cell phone. This is exactly what you want to hear when you're with your three-year-old. The girl's end of the conversation -- and I swear I am not making this up -- went like this:

"She f-ing calls herself an f-ing hair stylist and she doesn't f-ing know how to f-ing cut an f-ing mullet??!?!?"

I'm not sure why she was so upset, because her mullet looked quite lovely.


Renee said...

LOL!! Funny mullet story:)

I've seen Fun Dough - it's kind of like generic play doh. Of course I can't remember where I saw it, so that doesn't help you much. I'll keep an eye out and let you know if I see the elusive fun dough.

Anonymous said...

I worked at Wal-Mart for five years (in my defense, there was no Target nearby and Wal-Mart paid better anyway) ending seven years ago and I definitely remember Fun Dough. It was in the stationery department near the art supplies. I wouldn't know if they still sell it; like you, I try to avoid shopping at Wal-Mart if possible!

SK :) said...

Fun Dough is made by Rose Art. Like others have said, it is just generic PlayDoh. You might try Michaels. I would hate to recommend you try a different f-ing Wal Mart. (hee hee) If you do, please wear your mullet wig.