Mama Diaries

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Claw Master

My son, Bubba, is a lucky dude. Every time he goes to a place that has those machines where you operate a claw in hopes of snatching a stuffed animal or some other prize, he wins. I don't know how he does it. Must be a magic touch.

The other day, he went to a place called Dave and Busters. He had to try his luck at another claw machine. This one contained jewelry and watches. (I guess stuffed animals don't hold much appeal to him anymore, now that he's a teenager.)

He brought the claw down and snagged a lovely necklace. First try.


"Nice," I said. "What are you doing to do with it?"

"Keep it in a special place. And maybe eventually give it to somebody. Like maybe a girlfriend for Valentine's Day if I ever get one."

"Good thinking."

 Maybe he can win some stuffed animals, too. I'm sure his date would be thrilled!


Before I go, I want to let you know that I'm doing a Goodreads Giveaway for my book, Don't Feed the Elephant. It's for the Kindle version, and it's a chance to win one of 20 copies. Open to US residents only. If you're interested, you can enter here.

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    1. Yes. Now if he can manage not to lose it...

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  2. Who knows when he's older me may try his luck at Vegas.
    Good luck with your book Sherry.
    Have a good week.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I hope not. I'm worried he might get addicted to gambling if he proves to have a lucky streak. That's something I don't want to see!

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  3. Thinking ahead and getting ready to impress.

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    1. Yes. I think his date would be very pleased to receive that necklace.

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  4. so strange he did not give it to you or his sister

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    1. We're not cool enough. He's a teenager now. Probably when he was little, he would have given it to me.

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  5. Funny, and I think I remember that he's lucky with the claw.

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    1. I think he won something else before, didn't he?

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  6. My goodness, that lucky young man is thinking ahead. ;)

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  7. Bubba is definitely lucky and smart.

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  8. Wow, he is certainly a lucky dude!

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  9. Never tried one of those machines before, but those claws always seem to frustrate people, so that's impressive how he can operate 'em so easily!

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    1. I never do well with them, and I have pretty good eye-hand coordination. He's just lucky!

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  10. That is a nice necklace! Good for him! And, he is thinking ahead! Smart man! Big Hugs!

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  11. That is a skill. I'd say it's almost a superpower.

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    1. It's definitely a super-power. I wonder where he got it from!

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  12. That looks beautiful. I'm glad he is saving them for future use!

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    1. I'm worried he'll misplace it. You should see his room!

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  13. It's cute that he's thinking ahead. :D

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  14. Your Bubba MUST have the magic touch. I've never seen anyone have any luck with a claw machine. A restaurant that used to be near us had a very unique claw machine... filled with live lobsters. Win a lobster, get it cooked for free. A couple of Japanese fellas who were in there one day must have dropped a couple hundred dollars trying to snag a lobster or two so they could take advantage of that "great deal." We were like, "Dudes! Just buy the dinner!"

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    1. I'm sure Bubba would snag a lobster on the first try!

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  15. Its such a beautiful necklace! He's good!

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  16. From now on we'll call him Doctor Claw the Wunderkind. Yes? Well, why not. Hi Sherry :)

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    1. Dr. Claw is a great name for him! Haha! Good to see you again! I was just wondering how you were doing.

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