Meet Oscar. Oscar likes vaccuums. Scratch that, he loves them. Eats, sleeps, dreams, talks about, plays with, vacuums. We wish we were imaginative enough to make this story up, but it is all truth. Oscar’s mom, Sarah (the owner of Pepper Lou Turbans – darling headwear for little girls that we swoon over!) isn’t quite sure where this fascination originated, but we love to hear all about Oscar’s vacuum adventures. One day while we were all at a play date we overheard Oscar go into our friend’s office, get wide eyed when he saw their vacuum and said under his breath excitedly, “They have an Oreck!” At only three years he can tell you features, shapes, colors, and uses of just about any vacuum on the market, he’s passionate about it and he can’t help but share it with anyone who might inquire. We wanted you to meet Oscar today because he is simply the sweetest boy, caring and loving to all, and loyal to a fault. We so admire his dedication, his individuality and fearlessness to blaze an unbeaten path.
What is your name? Oscar James
How old are you? Three.
Who is your mom? [points] You!
What does your mom do? Play.
Who is your dad? Daddy!
What does your dad do? Work.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A vacuum.
What is your favorite food? Umm, carrots. Gross ones. I like gross carrots.
What food do you not like? Umm, stinky ones.
What is your favorite animal? Umm, not a cow. A moose!
Where do you want to live when you grow up? At home.
Who do you want to marry? Daddy.
What do mom and dad do after you go to bed? Sleep!
What is your favorite song? [he sings a made up vacuum song.]
Who is your favorite person? Mommy and daddy and Pepper [sister] and Oskie [himself]!
Who is your best friend? Daddy and Miss Korbi [his preschool teacher.]
What is your favorite book? Umm, a vacuum one.
Who is your sister? Pepper.
Where did Pepper come from? A crib.
What is your favorite thing to do? Color.
What would you buy with a million dollars? Vacuums!
Why is the sky blue? Cause at morning it’s blue. At night it’s at black. At morning it’s a blue.
How would the world be different if animals could talk? [laughing] No! The animals don’t talk.
What are 5 words that describe you? Umm, an owl. I could eat you.
What was a time that you felt lucky? [Just looks at mom, nodding yes.]
If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what would it be? A vacuum. A Hoover T Series.
If you could give a gift to every child in the world, what would it be? A vacuum.
What is your favorite place in the world? Home.
What is your favorite vacuum? Hoover T Series. Cause it has a hose and a filter and a HEPA filter. And brushes. And wheels.
Why are vacuums so cool? Cause Bissel is.
And because behind every passionate kid is one supportive mom, here’s what Sarah has to say about Oskie:
“Oscar is my favorite boy in the world. He amazes me everyday and makes me laugh so hard. He is the most kind-hearted child I know. He cuddles me and loves me everyday and is so-o forgiving. He’s always loved his little sister even when she hasn’t exactly loved him back. He always wants to play, with anyone and everyone. He loves to laugh and be wild. And he has an obsession with vacuums. He never took to trains or trucks or superheros. Only vacuums. I thought it would be a stage at first, but I honestly think he will always love them. We have completely embraced it and trip over vacuums all day everyday at home, but it is worth it because they really do make him so happy, and that’s all we want for our children, right? I do worry about what friends will say or do down the road, but I feel like if I make him know everyday how cool he is maybe he won’t care as much about what they think of him. I hope. I love how he is different and I think his brain is so smart. When we are at the fire station and all the kids are dying over the big trucks and oscar is in the corner with a Shop Vac that he found, I hope he knows that I am so proud of him and love how unique and different he is.”