I'm pretty sure that everyone gets at least one Pink Bunny Costume Gift each year for Christmas.

You know what I mean, right?

It's the one gift where your mom makes you try it on and you secretly think to yourself, "I wouldn't be caught dead wearing/using/admitting I own that gift."

But mom makes you parade around in it and show all the relatives and soon you think you're going to have to wear it to school when the vacation is over and you contemplate playing chicken with a moving train just to avoid the humiliation.

And then finally your dad saves you by saying,

Mr. Parker: He looks like a deranged Easter Bunny.

Mother: He does not!

Mr. Parker: He does too, he looks like a pink nightmare! Are you happy wearing that? Do you want to take it off? Tell the kid to take it off. TAKE IT OFF!

Thank goodness for dad.

Everyone's been there. I'm right about that aren't I? (Please tell me I'm right about that. Otherwise I've really got to go about finding better friends.)

In answer to Thursday's pop quiz, the answer was #1: I did not get a pair of sheepskin earmuffs for Christmas. I did, however, get all of the other three items. And for those of you who emailed saying you were sure that I was perjuring myself on the interweb, because I simply could not have received more than at least one of those four items, may I present Exhibit A:

Full disclosure - so I admit I love the Crocodile Hunter doll. The Dormouse gave me that and it was a companion piece to the Bindi the Jungle Girl doll she got for her sister. Actually, I have to admit, I love them all, but each for completely different reasons. For example, if I ever can't pay the heating bill and they turn off the gas, I completely won't feel bad about burning that book to stay warm. So it's really kind of a thoughtful gift, don't you think?

At least I'm not alone: