The pandemic has resulted in people making a lot of online purchases. It’s probably fair to say that many of them weren’t actually necessary, but then again who would turn down a sale on luxe sweatpants during this trying time?
One kid, though, went perhaps slightly too far with her online shopping after she accidentally bough a banana pillow from Amazon. Now, you might think, “how bad could that be?” Turns out the pillow was nearly $200 and is 72 inches long (!) so…yeah.
Jimmy Kimmel interviewed the mom – who is also a producer of his nightly show, Jimmy Kimmel Live – who shared the story of her daughter’s hilarious shopping spree.
“I got home from work one night and Charlie said to me, ‘Mommy, I bought something on Amazon today. I think I bought a banana toy on Alexa,'” Charlie’s mom, Erin, told Kimmel. “And I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ And I didn’t think she really did it.”
Accessing the Alexa transcript, Erin confirmed that Charlie did, in fact, buy the $197 plush banana monkey pillow. Her daughter had asked Alexa if she could “please order the banana toys” and “buy it now.”
A couple of days later (thanks, Prime!), Charlie was very excited to receive her gigantic pillow which she has no plans of returning.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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