Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mommy, I want THAT!

Our favorite customers are kids. They get so excited when they come into our booth to hug owls or try on bunny hats. Occasionally we remember to stop cooing over them and take some pictures! Maybe it's because I'm a drama teacher, but I'm a sucker for imaginative kids. When they buy an owl or a kitty, I ask them, "And what's your owl's name?" Without skipping a beat, they've got a name picked out, know which side of the bed he's sleeping on and make an unsolicited promise to take good care of him. These are two of our favorite munchkins who visited us at the Indie Mart.

Checking out the ears in the mirror

My, what big ears you have!

Carefully picking out just the right owl

And we have a winner

Once she had him in her arms, she didn't want to let him go. 

We convinced her to put him in a bag "like a purse" and because it was see-thru,
her owl could still enjoy the view. 

This not-so-little guy spotted a baby owl on his first pass. We watched him working hard to
get his distracted dad back over to the booth.  He stood there for quite awhile convincing his dad why he "needed" this owl. Something clearly captured his imagination.

Once he'd won his case, he proudly walked over to us with the cash.
He wanted to do the sale himself.
He refused a bag and carried off his new baby owl tucked under his arm, like a football. 

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