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You Don’t Even Know The Scene My Kids’ Pillow Pets Caused At The Mall

Last Christmas a relative said she bought my two kids a pillow pet. They were leaping up and down and my cousin promised that she would send them our way as soon as they were delivered.

11 months later I got tired of hearing my kids BEG for their present. I don’t know what happened, but the Pillow Pets never came and I just kept waiting and waiting for them to arrive.

Over the weekend, Bill and I went to the mall and came across the Pillow Pets stand and my kids erupted. BEGGING – PLEADING – PROMISING. So we caved and purchased the unicorn and the dog. They each grabbed one and held on until their knuckles turned white.

Well… as we were walking you had to see the way the kids were responding to them. We were like The Beatles!! Kids were running up to us and screaming at their parents – ‘MOM! MOOOOMMMMM! I WANT A PILLOW PET’.

It was scary. I mean EVERY single child became manic. Talk about advertising working its magic! When we came home my daughter fell fast asleep with her UNI. She was so sweet. She FINALLY got her Christmas Present from last year! LOL

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. Both of my girls have begged for Pillow Pets since last year. Santa is coming through for them this year 🙂

  2. my girls got the lady bug and the moo cow for thier birthdays this summer. i also recently gave two as birthday gifts…..kids LOVE THEM……such a simple concept…..why cant we think of that? LOL

  3. OMG! Ava is sooooo jealous of Natalie right now. She has been begging us for months for a pillow pet, the purple unicorn too!

  4. Can I beg for something Vera!? I won one of your prizes – it was something from Diet Coke. Bill said he emailed about it, but it’s been a few months and I’ve kinda given up. Do you know anything about it?

  5. Kenzie finally got one after almost a year of pining for one…. for her 5th bday. Kyle will be getting one in 2 weeks for his 3rd bday. We never had Sprout so never saw a commercial for them until the spring. They became obsessed. Watching the YouTube version of the commercial daily. Then they finally met them in real life on our bloggy vacations with Audrey’s boys and Whitney’s boys who all of course had personal pillow pets to call their own. Then the mall started selling them. Then Target. Still we resisted until we could save it for the big occassion. It was worth the wait! So excited for Liam and Natalie! xoxo

  6. My daughter has that same Unicorn pillow pet!! We got it for her a while back for a roadtrip. She never let go of that thing the whole trip. lol

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