If you’ve been reading me in recent months, you’ll know that I’ve had a conundrum in that Princess Nagger has been nagging me to let her read The Hunger Games books. She’s 9.
She decided to strike a deal with me, though, and said that if I would buy her the Hunger Games pin, she’d be willing to wait to read the books until she’s 12. She even found one on eBay that was ‘the one’, with a Buy-It-Now and everything. Sure it ended up being $20 for a pin, but at least I wouldn’t have to be the mean mom and keep saying ‘not yet’ on her reading the books.
She loves the pin and wears it to school every day. And then it happened. I found the same pin at Wal*Mart over the weekend while doing my semi-monthly grocery shopping:
Notice the price? I got soaked on eBay, of course. And let’s add insult to injury and do a side-by-side comparison (the one from Wal*Mart is on the left, the eBay one is on the right):
If you’re anything like Princess Nagger, you’ll notice the glaring difference between the two (aside from one being brushed patina and the other being shiny). The arrow extends beyond the circle on the one on the left, but not on the one on the right. And apparently, that means the one on the left is genuine, whereas the one on the right is a Knock-Off. According to Princess Nagger. Because the picture on the cover of the book has the arrow extending beyond the circle:
I did buy the first book of the Hunger Games series to read and decide if Princess Nagger can handle it as a 9-year old, thanks to your input and recommendation. Of course she saw it and has been re-upping her nagging on letting her read the book, so I’ve had to hide it so she doesn’t ‘accidentally’ read it, as she has coyly commented.
Have you read The Hunger Games yet? Are you planning on seeing the movie when it opens this week?
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