Friday, December 19, 2008

Chia Pets



     Can someone explain Chia Pets to me??   They have been around a long time.  So, someone buys them!

     You know what scares me?  The commercial says, "Collect them all!"  You KNOW
someone does!  Someone, somewhere has every variation of the Chia Pet sitting in their house.


     See, I found this picture on google!  Proof!!
   
     So, do you have a Chia Pet?  Do you know someone who does?  Better yet, do you know someone who has mulitple Chia Pets?

     I went to look up some information on the ever-popular Chia Pet and now I am feeling a little guilty.  Apparently, the Chia Pet is saving lives.  Who knew??

    This is the beginning of an article I found about Chia Pets:

     Recently U of T researchers discovered that eating a certain variety of grains similar to the variety found in Chia Pets significantly reduces the risk of heart disease in individuals with Type 2 diabetes.  (Click to read the rest of the article.)

    Is there other information I am missing on the Chia Pet?  

16 comments:

Darja said...

are you sure you didn't take that picture??? now i know why you never let me go in the basement, you have a secret chia pet collection down there!!!

Susan said...

Patti had one more than 20 years ago! It got really gross and moldy when it was finished growing. ICK. My 4 year-old gets so excited to see the commercials and lets me know everyday that they make a Chia Christmas tree!

~Susan

Sharla said...

That's too funny...every time the chia pet commercial comes on, Abby says, "That's coool mommy!" with her very 'Chinglish' accent.

I'm glad to say, we don't have one and I didn't get her one for Christmas!

By the way, I LOVE the new photos on the blog of your family!!

So, have you forgiven me for PathWords yet?

The Russell's said...

Barry used to get them every year for Christmas. He to this day talks about how COOL they are. I won't buy for him though we've got enough weeds growing around this place. LOL.

Nikki

Rachael said...

I love the new pics of the family. So cute! I am guilty of the chia pet purchase... I bought Greg a Homer Simpson Chia Pet one year. He took it to work for his office and got a lot of compliments.. crazy people.

Liz said...

We grew a chia pet one time for Childrens Church (we were talking about patience with the kids and it was the best way to show the patience with a grow plant) -- however, Susan is right they do get gross after it finishes growing. They smell and are gross... so I can't imagine having more than one!!!!
However, ironically, the other day my oldest son says to me that he wants to get the Christmas Tree Chia Pet because it has a star that lights!! WOW I said! He went went into explaining that he thinks it would be cool if they created a chia pet that is a basket with a light up egg!! SO... Chia Pet designers out there -- if you use this idea you know where you got it!!! :-) CHIA PETS ARE WIERD!

Anonymous said...

Wait I really don't know either!

Anonymous said...

From Claire

Abby said...

Actually, I am so glad you brought the attention the Chia pet has deserved for many years now. Not only does it help solve some health issues, but a full grown chia pet can also serve as a friend, family member, and companion during life's ups and downs. Nothing says "I love you" like a chia pet.

chinamom said...

I had a Garfield Chia a few years back. It was a gift from one of my students. It was pretty funny because we grew the seeds all along the face too so it looked like he had a beard. He He He.

Sharyn

Chubby Baby Designs said...

The Chia Herb Garden actually is on my wish list...does that count?

Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...

You know that table of Chia Pets is yours. Admit it.

Gina said...

First, why is Abby so funny? =)

Second, Chia pets...that's probably the best kind of pet for your family. I say they are weird and creepy but they have Isaacs written all over them.

Michelle said...

too funny, I remember seeing those things on TV when I was little.. chi chi chi chia!!

momto4girls said...

Just love reading your blog! I really believe the Chia collection is yours!

chia said...

Skip the expensive clay Christmas tree and just buy and eat the seeds. The Chia seed is an ancient food source recently rediscovered. The seeds contains more Omega 3's and 6's than salmon or flax seed and 2.5 times the proten of any other seed or grain. They are also loaded with Anti-oxidants that protect against free radicals that can cause cancer, heart disease, and many age related llnesses. They are cheep to buy and easy to eat - I just have then raw in a bowl by my desk. Try them. Many pepole are starting to use them to aid in weight loss. I'm from Canada and started to distribut them. Sorry to have barged in... just though you would like to know.