'I'm The Worst Mother In The World': Chrissie Swan On Her Epic Ooshies Fail
Ooshie Collector Cases are in huge demand and Chrissie Swan made a fatal error at the Woolies checkout.
While discussing the ridiculousness of the Ooshies craze on Tuesday night while sitting behind 'The Project' desk, television and radio presenter Chrissie Swan shared a relateable story when speaking to hosts Carrie Bickmore, Waleed Aly and Peter Helliar.
For context, Ooshies are little toys that sit stop atop a pencil, with the latest collection being Lion King themed. If you spend $30 at Woolworths you are entitled to collect an Ooshie.
And as it turns out, they're so in demand that some shoppers will go to extreme lengths to get their hands on the adorable figures. But before you start collecting, you need a case to put them in.
These are available to purchase from Woolworths for $4 but their availability seems to be scarce, with several avid collectors attempting to track them down in Facebook groups set up for swapping Ooshies.
Speaking to a panel of fellow parents, the 45-year-old said, "My kids collect everything. Whatever the craze is, they're onto it, including Ooshies."
And Chrissie managed to strike gold when she was shopping at her local Woolworths and stumbled on the what she said was the last Ooshies Collector Case in the supermarket.
"Did you see that little booklet where you put them all in? There was one left at my local Woolies and I got it," she said.
"Anyway. Got the booklet, very excited, had three kids with me after school, my own, not just others that I found. My own kids."
Yet it wasn't until the mum of Leo, Kit and Peggy got home that she realised the parenting fail she had made.
"Anyway I got everything through from the self checkout and I got home. My eight-year-old was really excited about getting the book and guess what? I left it at the supermarket and I'd paid for it."
Chrissie explained she didn't go back to try and retrieve the case.
But I couldn't possibly go back, how could you? So I'm the worst mother in the world.
Speaking of the craze more generally, Chrissie said the increase of Ooshies appearing on online marketplaces such as eBay defeats the purpose of being an Ooshies collector.
"That defeats the whole purpose of collecting them by the way. Buying them? No no no no no! The joy is in opening the bag and getting them fair and square."
So does anyone happen to know where we can find a case?
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