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Holidays with the Potato Head Family

The Holidays with the Family can get a little interesting, to say the least. Not everyone gets along all the time, and I'm sure there are family members that just don't fit in.

Alyssa, Mimi, and I braved Black Friday in order to purchase our new family.  Look at what Alyssa brought home...

mr potato head

And then, the in-laws decided they were missing out, so we had to let them in.

mr potato head

It never fails, whenever there's a decent get together, the distant relatives that no one has heard from in years come along and crashes everything.

mr potato head


mr potato head

Even with Pirate Pete and Crazy Chris, the weekend was fun.

I hope you have enjoyed Alyssa's first attempt at realizing not everyone looks the same and has their own personalities.

**Are You Packed Yet?** 

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Comment balloon 20 commentsDonna Harris • November 29 2009 01:28PM


looking at the family portraits, I'm thinking we just may be related...

Posted by John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate (Mason Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hi Donna,

Just love your potato head family!  LOL.

Glad you had a fun weekend.


Posted by Steve Merson 512 412 1621, CNE, e-PRO (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

It looks like you had some fun with your family.

Posted by Terri Onigkeit, GRI (Keller Williams of Northern Colorado) over 10 years ago

Hi Donna, great looking family.  I think my favorite is the gay, one eared pirate

Posted by Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage ( over 10 years ago

Donna - I love Mr. Potato Head. I was just watching a commercial with Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head driving down the road, I had to rewind it for my family. They all rolled their eyes at me. Hey, what can I say, I'm a fan! Love the photos and the description. HA HA HA

Posted by Judy Jennings, Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA (The Green Company) over 10 years ago

Wow!  I remember the Potato Heads from when I was a kid.  Now my grandchildren love them.  Great post and pics.

Posted by Bob Cumiskey, US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor (A1 Connection Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Very funny! If you ever need a real estate agent in East Jefferson County, Wa; Port Townsend, Port Ludlow. Give me  call.  I love referrals.

Posted by Charlie Arthur, CCIM (RE/MAX FIRST, INC.) over 10 years ago

John, It might be possible!

Steve, Thanks!

Terri, We sure did!

Bill, I prefer to call him Flamboyant...

Judy, Glad it brought back memories.

Bob, My mom said she used to have to use a real potato!

Charlie, Did you seriously just solicit on my blog.  Very rude and not with AR blogging etiquette standards.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 10 years ago

Hi Donna... Looks like Alyssa may have a future career as a diversity coordinator!  Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 10 years ago

Donna, I know this job care be a bit crazy at times...but do these"guest" actually talk to you? Have you discussed the voices with a professional in the medical field? I had a Mr Potato Head as a child...and he made prank calls and tried to give the cat a bath...I hope your friends are under control?

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 10 years ago

Steve S, She definitely likes diversity!

Steve L, As you can see, some of them don't have ears, so they can't hear me talking back to them, so there are no witnesses!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 10 years ago

I shopped toys for Meng for the first time EVER this weekend. I was deeply disappointed that I didn't get anything the first day (Black Friday) so I was determined to go back on Saturday to stand in line to make sure my son wouldn't be disappointed (he really didn't care but I was on a mission by that point!). I got most of the stuff on Saturday only to return today (Sunday) to get more because I was sucked into their Sunday 30% off coupons for a tricycle.

Then of course, they will be doing their Cyber Monday sale tomorrow. You betcha I will be on the computer at 5am to see what else I could buy.

I finally understand why parents buy toys for our kids. It's actually to make us feel better!

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) over 10 years ago

Donna...I have a few deaf and dumb friends too...but medically they are actually fine, its more about selective hearing...they only hear what they want to hear..   :o)                 Thanks for the laughs. Steve

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 10 years ago

Loreena, HAHA!  I still haven't "shopped" for anything for Alyssa.  We were in Dallas and my mom wanted a couple of things to keep at her house, so I picked the Potato Head family and the new Trio blocks that you can build with.  I don't think she understands any of it still, so no point in getting her anything else besides what the grandparents will give her.  She has two different kinds of tricycles, but she won't steer so I get to stand beside her, crouched down, pushing her down the street... not fun!

Steve L, I have a mother and in-laws who play the same game... my mother in law does have hearing aids, but I think it's selective for a big part of it.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 10 years ago

Donna, love your new family and most especially the one's that crashed.  The potatoe heads were some of my favorite toys as a kid and now they're my grandkids favorites.  Some things just never change!

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 10 years ago

Donna, this is hysterical.  Great fun!  I have purchased the Star Wars Darth Vader Tater as a gift, and the Mr. Potato Head Santa for myself.  Love them.  Thanks for sharing the fun!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the smiles gotta love potatoe heads...  Have a great day

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 10 years ago

HA! Looks like you had some fun with them. Havent played with a potatoe head in quite some time. I like how you created the entire family, plus some relatives.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 over 10 years ago

Silly Donna~ Thanks for the smile!  :)

Posted by Tracie Mason, Holton, Coach & Virtual Assistant (Agent Assistant Network) over 10 years ago

Leah, It's because they're so much fun and it's different each time!

Kathryn, And is it a stress reliever sitting on your desk?

Caron, Thanks!

John, Not me, but Alyssa...

Tracie, :)

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 10 years ago