Ok..who hasn't tried a crack at this:


Of course, at any of the ones I have seen, the prizes are not stacked to the top of the machine...In my life I have never seen anyone win a prize from the Claw Game that I can remember...but that all changed last Saturday... I was having dinner with the fam and on our way out Lil Man wanted to try...well, the first $1 I so had to help him since he thought he was playing Galaga with the joystick...no prize...he tried later and he totally won this on his own!




Way to go Lil Man!!! We were all cheering and giving high-fives in the waiting area...even people waiting to be seated joined in on the celebration...He was all excited...but as we walked out his face turned really sad. I asked him what was wrong since he had just won an amazing prize (kinda went all Ed McMahon on him) he said that he wanted the dog...I tried to talk up the bunny and doesn't this kiddo know that you don't always win with that stinkin' game...he then said that he had to give it to his baby sister...I asked him why and he said "because it's pink"...Why didn't I know that?? duh, Aunt K...boys cannot touch pink...


11 remarks:

LOL, you're right..hardly anyone ever wins a prize out of that machine!!

December 16, 2008 at 11:48 PM  

It is SOO funny that you posted this. Just last night, at Fuddruckers, Thing 2 wasted like $3 trying to win from the dreaded Claw Game. I told him, "no one EVER wins. There is even a disclaimer on the back of the game saying that no one EVER wins." I really said that! I will definitely show him your post. I can only imagine the look I'll get. :) Ang Sorry for writing a novel here!

December 17, 2008 at 5:56 AM  

aaawww he gave it to his sister... what a sweetie!

and i fixed the link! DUH!! =)

December 17, 2008 at 6:32 AM  

Our local pizza joint has one that Dominic is in love with. We tried every time we ate there (for months) to win, but no luck. A couple weeks ago we did it! We won the most unattractive little yellow thing ever. Dominic loves it. :-)

As Spongebob says, "Be the crane."

December 17, 2008 at 7:04 AM  

I can't remember how many quarters were lost on the "claw"...how precious of him to pass it onto his sister.

December 17, 2008 at 7:12 AM  

Don't you know pink is like kryptonite to boys?! Gee! LOL!

I hate those machines...Dr. Hubby is an arcade junkie!

December 17, 2008 at 8:12 AM  

LOL. Cute! My 50 year old aunt is the Claw Champion! Seriously. She wins (crap) stuff all the time. She can hardly resist anytime we're near one...she has to give it a try. Congrats to Lil Man...too bad it was pink☺

December 17, 2008 at 9:32 AM  

Hey Twitter Sistah! I finally have a chance to not only read your blog but to comment. Yeah! Love your blog and plan on hanging out here often. :-)

December 17, 2008 at 11:25 AM  

haha, so funny!

December 17, 2008 at 11:28 AM  

Man my kids are always trying this game. Especially my boy. I'm thinking after wasting all the money on it you could have gone out and bought the stuffed animal for cheaper. Plus he never plays with them anyway. :-)
Glad that Lil Man won though!!!!

December 17, 2008 at 12:50 PM  

My uncle is so good at those dumb machines. I lose my dollar everytime. Good for him and of course his sister should have the pink one.

December 17, 2008 at 6:21 PM  

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