I have a favor to ask of you.. especially if you are a resourceful user of the Internetz.
You see.. Dude’s Alien has gone missing.
Throughout the past two months of transition — from finding out about his residential placement, to actually moving, to just passing his one month anniversary in his new home — Alien has been Dude’s constant.. his anchor.
Moving just sort of happened to him. Dude didn’t get a choice in the matter. Yes, moving out of your parents’ home is a natural step in life, but it’s a step that most young adults get to decide for themselves. I chose to go to college, I chose to live at home for the first year I was working, and then when I couldn’t take the suburbs any longer, I chose to move out. Me. My decision. All mine.
Even though we firmly believe it was the best possible decision for Dude, he had no say in this transition. And unfortunately, we can’t know exactly how Dude feels about that because he doesn’t have the expressive language to tell us. However, behavior IS communication, and his behavior over the past month has been making it clear that he is not taking this change lightly (I haven’t felt the need to get into it here. Nothing bad has happened, but Dude has definitely been keeping things interesting).
Right. So. Alien.
Alien is something that is all his. It is something he can control. It’s comforting to him when things around him are hectic or changing or upsetting.
Because Alien is so precious to him, our family had adopted a strict “Alien stays in the house” rule. We lost it before and Dude was beside himself. Therefore, we were terrified of losing it again.
Unfortunately, Alien made it out of Dude’s new house last week. We haven’t a clue where it ended up.
So, your mission — should you choose to accept it — is to track down a replacement Alien on the Internetz.
I have tried, and failed, to locate anything similar via Amazon, Google, eBay, etc. We can’t even remember how old Alien is.. maybe over 10 years old?
I listed all the specifics of what it does, how large it is, etc. under the caption of the photo above.
Any leads would be SUPER helpful. If you take any time out of your day to halfheartedly do an internet search, even if you don’t find anything, I sincerely thank you 🙂
A big sister who wants to make her brother happy
Editor’s note: Bonus points if you read the title of this blog post and sang it in your head to the tune of Britney Spears’s “Oops I Did it Again.” If you did, you’re starting to think like Dude :p
UPDATE: 15 minutes after I posted this, my best friend from college calls me. “Hello?” “I found it!” “WHAT?” “It’s in the UK and I don’t know if they ship to the US, but I found it!!!” AMBER, YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE GODDESS! 2 MILLION KARMA POINTS FOR YOU!