This post brought to you by Woolworths, and those new animal cards they’re giving out. You know the ones I mean.
My son likes to collect things.
He is an ordered, organised little soul. He has a coin collection, a Trash Pack collection, and a massive collection of UNO cards.
And we now have an Aussie Animal card collection, complete with folder, as well. I know I’m not the only one whose kid is obsessed, right? Judging by what I’ve heard while picking the Bump up from kinder, and the response to this Instgram post, I’m most certainly not alone.
Anyway. I kind of got lucky with this one. Or unlucky, depending on how much collecting you can stand.
Woolworths sent me a gift voucher to take the kidlets shopping and pick up a set of their new collector cards. Shopping with small children, as we’ve previously established, is hell on earth. Having something to bribe them with was fabulous.
We did an epic shopping trip in order to collect as many Aussie Animals cards as possible. You get a four pack of cards for every $20 you spend and, because they like to be tricky, the card packs are effectively sealed. Which means there is no stuffing around, trying to convince the checkout chick to give you the ones you specifically want.
Our current favourite cards include the Common Bottle-Nosed Dolphin (the Bump has a serious thing for dolphins), the Red Back Spider (which my kids have finally learnt the proper name for, after years of calling it a ‘blacky red spider’), and the Corroboree Frog (my favourite- tiny little things are just so cute). We broke into cheers of celebration the other day upon filling one whole page in the album with cards. And for good reason. Showing your completed album at Taronga or Western Plains Zoo gets you one free admission.
This whole collectible card concept copped a bit of a bagging when it was announced, with people saying that kids ‘just weren’t into this kind of thing any more’. To be honest, I probably would have agreed. But it seems kids are loving them- so much so that Woolworths stores are holding card trading days and there’s a whole swap group on FaceBook. Who would’ve thunk?
Parents of obsessive children- brace yourselves. A whole new collectible is here.