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Snuggie Envy

December 29, 2009

My five year old son Logan and I have had Snuggie envy for quite sometime now. I must admit, when I started seeing the commercials on TV last year, I thought it was the dumbest thing I had ever seen. I mean really, it’s a friggin robe you put on backwards. Every time the commercial would come on, I would get Logan into the room if he wasn’t already and we would watch the commercial together. I would say things like “Look Logan, you can change the channel in your Snuggie and you can read a book in your Snuggie or even talk on the phone in your Snuggie” and we would both laugh. Logan would say “We need one of those dad” and I would reply with “I know”! “Look at all the things you can do while wearing a Snuggie Logan”. “As if the Snuggie wasn’t enough, you get a BOOK LIGHT with it too”! My wife Paula would smile and shake her head while the older kids laughed at us.

As time went on and we saw the commercials more and more, I actually began to wonder if this whole Snuggie craze was legit. People seemed to be buying them up like hotcakes so there had to be at least SOME merit as to what was being advertised. I posted a post about them earlier this year and some readers that owned them commented and said they really liked their Snuggies. “Well maybe this whole Snuggie robe/blanket thing IS pretty cool then” I remember thinking.

This year at our Christmas Eve family get together, Logan had his Snuggie dream come true!

Logan unwrapped his Snuggie from his grandmother and grandfather and shouted “Look dad, I got a Snuggie”! “That’s AWESOME Logan” I shouted. “Now you can change the channel in your Snuggie and everything” I laughingly said.

Suddenly, I found my Snuggie envy go through the roof. Wanting a Snuggie is one thing but when the person that wants a Snuggie with you actually gets one, it’s a different story. Don’t get me wrong, I was happy as a lark that Logan got his Snuggie. I was just a little jealous. LOL

When it was my turn to open a present, I grabbed a package and began to tear the paper off. Little by little as the paper was ripped off, the print and photos on the box were revealed. Could it be? YES, IT IS!!

It’s a SNUGGIE! 

Yes dear reader, neither I nor Logan have Snuggie envy any longer as we are both proud owners of our very own Snuggies! I would like to send a special thank you out to Mom and Dad J. for giving us the blanket that has sleeves! 😀

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  1. Tasneem R permalink
    December 29, 2009 12:23 AM

    Ok !! That’s good both of you have got what you’ll have been wanting … But I have no idea what is so special about snuggies? what is it?

    • December 29, 2009 12:00 PM

      What is it? You must not live in the states Tasneem? It’s a blanket with sleeves!!!!! 😀

  2. December 29, 2009 6:14 AM

    Josh got me a Snuggie too! Like you, we also made fun of them, but I have to say I really like it. It’s so soft and warm and, well, snuggie. 😀 (He now has major Snuggie envy. I may have to get him one in return.)

    • December 29, 2009 12:01 PM

      SWEEEEEEEEEEET! Your instant reaction is to make fun of them…..until you get one. LOL

      Oh my, you have to get him a Snuggie! I wouldn’t wish Snuggie envy on my worse enemy!! 😀

  3. S. Le permalink
    December 29, 2009 7:55 AM

    A tale brilliantly told! I loved it.

    Q1: Can you actually work the remote wearing your snuggie?
    Q2: Did it come with a book light?

    • December 29, 2009 12:02 PM

      Glad you enjoyed ~S~ ROFLMAO!

      1. You CAN indeed work the remote while wearing a Snuggie! These things are just awesome!

      2. It DID come with a handy dandy book light. Works like a charm!

  4. December 29, 2009 8:50 AM

    LMAO !!! Ok I have to get the snuggie jokes ready!!!

    I don’t know which one of you looks more happy about the snuggie. Now I am a little concernted with one thing. And maybe this is just a woman thing….when I need to pee ..I don’t have time to unwrap from a backwards robe…how does that work? You know a blanket you just throw off and down the hall you go…this whole blanket with sleeves could pose a big problem for people who need to pee.

    • December 29, 2009 12:05 PM

      ROFLMAO!

      See, THIS is just one of the reasons the Snuggie kicks major ass! You don’t have to throw off a Snuggie like you do a regular blanket. The back is totally open so you can run to the bathroom to pee and don’t even have to take your Snuggie off. Simply pull the back open and do your business AND since it has sleeves, you hands are free to do whatever you want. You could read a magazine or whatever while doing your business. MUCH better than a blanket!

      • December 29, 2009 3:39 PM

        suuuhhweet. I am getting me one!

        • December 29, 2009 6:24 PM

          You WON’T be sorry! I will let Erin use mine while she is here so she can tell you just how comfy a Snuggie really is. LOL

          • December 29, 2009 6:58 PM

            LMAO — can she fit nick in there with her? 🙂

            • December 29, 2009 7:43 PM

              I think so, yes but I’m scared of what I may find in there when they take it off so that’s not gonna happen. 😉

              • December 29, 2009 10:14 PM

                LMAO…she and I both just read this…Just scream HAND CHECK every five minutes!

                • December 29, 2009 11:34 PM

                  We are talking about my Snuggie Lisa. That’s just a chance I can’t take! LOL

                  • December 30, 2009 12:30 AM

                    LMFAO!!!! what they can’t go in the washer?? 🙂

                    • December 30, 2009 12:46 AM

                      Well…..yes…..but…..ewwwwwwww!

  5. December 29, 2009 9:09 AM

    My aunt got a Snuggie too and I died laughing! I’m glad you both got one and you’ll have to keep us posted on how they work!

  6. December 29, 2009 11:51 AM

    I am so glad you no longer have to suffer from Snuggie Envy! That is a total load off of my mind! WHEW!

    • December 29, 2009 11:52 AM

      I love how you guys got matching colors! 🙂

    • December 29, 2009 12:06 PM

      I’m glad that my Christmas gift could put your mind at ease Heather. ROFLMFAO!!

      I wouldn’t wish Snuggie envy on my worse enemy!!

  7. December 29, 2009 12:12 PM

    HEY look! It is another DADDY HO HO! He even has is own Snuggie!!! LOL!
    WOW that has got to hurt! LOL!

  8. December 29, 2009 12:21 PM

    You got a snuggie!!!!!
    The snuggie is a hit, isn’t it? You are so right – you can change the channel and use the toilet in your snuggie without missing a beat!

    • December 29, 2009 12:37 PM

      It’s the coolest thing since sliced bread! The things you can do in your Snuggie is just endless! It’s quite mind boggling actually. LOL

      • December 29, 2009 3:41 PM

        oh please don’t go where I think you might be going with this! LMAO!!!

  9. December 29, 2009 12:50 PM

    This year was our year for Snuggies too. My son got his dad one (as a joke), but I made sure it was beige color. We laugh at the commercials too, but I was not jealous. I didn’t want one and then my SIL gives me one and it is PINK! I DO NOT do pink at all. I like the book light, but the Snuggie is still in the box.

    • December 29, 2009 6:15 PM

      As a joke? It won’t be funny when he slides it on cause he won’t want to take it off. LOL The joke will be on your son. bwahahahahahahahaha

      PINK? I don’t blame you for not doing pink. I don’t do pink either. LOL The book light rocks huh? I gave my book light to Logan. His came with snuggie slippers instead of a book light. 😀

  10. December 29, 2009 1:01 PM

    Gary that is just great I’m soooo glad you got what you wanted for Christmas….to be able to use the remote and pee with out taking your snuggie off is the greatest thing in the world….I can see all of the happiness in your faces..you are sooooo lucky!!!!!! I think I will ask my kids to get me one!!!!! It looks really warm!

    • December 29, 2009 6:17 PM

      Thanks Terri! It really is like sliding on a piece of heaven I tell ya. The possibilities of what you can do in your Snuggie are just ENDLESS!

      They are nice and warm and very comfy. GET ONE however you can….you WON’T be sorry! 😀

  11. December 29, 2009 3:07 PM

    My favorite is the part of the commercial that proclaims you can hold your baby while wearing the Snuggie. It’s cold enough that YOU need to cover up with a Snuggie, but your baby? Too bad. He’s left to freeze without one.

    My daughter LOVES hers! I’m still a fan of the fleece tie-blanket. Mine has surfing monkeys on it.

    • December 29, 2009 6:20 PM

      bwahahahahahahahahaha….I love that one too! Forget the kid and keep yourself warm with your Snuggie. bwahahahahahahahahahaha

      Surfing monkeys eh? Sounds cool. LOL

  12. Sherri permalink
    December 29, 2009 6:08 PM

    Gary Boy…you haven’t lived until you have one of the designer snuggies! I think you should get Paula one and then of course, all the dogs will need snuggies too!

    I just love mine…I find it’s more fahionable belted though 😉

    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=71739720&albumID=1369791&imageID=54611263

    • December 29, 2009 6:27 PM

      I like to take things nice and slow Sherri. I’ll start out with just a “regular” Snuggie to begin with and someday move up to a designer Snuggie. LOL I should get Paula a designer Snuggie though. I’m SURE she will LOVE it! 😉

      We took care of the dogs at Christmas. We didn’t get them Snuggies but we did get them all sweaters and jackets to wear while they are outside doing their business. 😀

  13. December 29, 2009 9:33 PM

    OMG, Gary, we all think the same about this product! Every time we see this commercial we thought it is a lame product. My husband will imitate the infomercial person and we all laugh together. So it does work? Well, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, it’s not too late for gift-giving. Let me see what my husband will say, when he gets one like this. Thanks for this post, Gary!

    • December 29, 2009 11:31 PM

      Even though the Snuggie kicks some major ass, the commercials are still really cheesy!

      It does indeed work! I laughed at the commercials as well but when I slid on my Snuggie when I got cold, it was like eating you favorite comfort food in front of the fireplace. 😀

      • December 30, 2009 12:32 AM

        u got a fireplace too? Now I know my kid won’t ever want to come home!

        • December 30, 2009 12:46 AM

          No, I don’t have a fireplace. I wish I had a fireplace but I don’t.

  14. December 29, 2009 10:15 PM

    I want the leopard print one!

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