You would think that buying your child an advent calendar would probably be one of the easiest things that you could do this festive period as all you’ve really gotta do is get them one that’s themed by their favourite brand, but apparently some people find it really difficult and really screw it up.
26 year old Jess Evans is a prime example of this type of parent, as she accidentally bought her 9 year old daughter Alissa an advent calendar that was designed for cats rather than children. Alissa lasted four days before she began to refuse to eat the ‘apple flavoured delicacies’ which were actually made from a combination of yoghurt and catnip. Sounds completely rank.
Jess soon realised her error after she actually looked at the advent calendar’s packaging and had the following to say about her error:
I was in shock and felt like the worst mother ever when I realised I’d bought her a calendar for cats.
Alissa had said they looked a bit green but I thought they were probably just apple-flavoured ones and didn’t think anything of it.
She said they tasted a bit strange, but hadn’t said they were horrible, so I just forgot about it.
Alissa hadn’t been eating them for a few days and when I asked why she brought the box over to me.
I remember thinking they did look a funny shade of green and didn’t have a chocolatey smell.
When I turned the calendar over and read that it was yoghurt and catnip flavour I couldn’t believe it – and that it had taken 11 days for us to notice.
When I looked at the box I couldn’t believe it. I have a degree in English literature and creative writing but still couldn’t read a calendar and it had taken me 11 days to realise.
Once she got over the shock she found the funny side of it. Thankfully she’s absolutely fine and I’ve checked online that she will be ok.
I’m going to give the calendar to my friend for her cat.
Guess you were too busy being an awesome parent in other ways Jess so I wouldn’t worry about not noticing that it wasn’t actually an advent calendar for humans too much if I was you.
Anyway, two things stick out about this. Firstly, why is there even an option to buy an advent calendar for cats these days – is that something that we really need in 2018? Is it really going to make you or your little cat happier to give them a little weird yoghurt and catnip thing every day?
Secondly, how did neither Alissa or Jess turn over the advent calendar and look at it and discover it was actually for cats in eleven days? Like are they actually dumb/deluded? Completely bizarre behaviour from the pair there.
For more advent calendars, check out the Greggs advent calendar. Can’t beat it.