Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 | Author:

So I never wanted this blog to turn into a “HEY!  LOOK!  I HAVE A KID and A BLOG!!! YAY ME!!” but more about “look, I got some stuff to say and look there’s at least 4 people who might want to read it” but anyway….  I have a kid AND I have a blog, and my kid did something ultimately cool today.

Over the weekend, I took her out, and we got manicures.  She got a pedicure, too, because my mani took longer than hers, and so I planned for that and told then to give her the works.

Oh, but back up.

Before we left to go to the mall, cause that’s where the nail place is, and I hadn’t tortured myself enough over the week, so I thought going to the mall the weekend before Christmas would be just freakin’ lovely…. what? Oh, so DaHubby gave her $20 to spend while we were at the mall.  Just because.  He’s cool like that, except he doesn’t ever give ME $20 to spend just because I’m at the mall.  He says it’s because I have a job and my own money but whatever.

So the plan was that we’d get our nails done all pretty, we’d go to Toys R Us to pick up a toy for Toys for Tots, drop the toy off and be back home in time to get ready to go to dinner with C, K, and their kids.

Annnd, of course, the best of intentions, blah blah blah.

So tonight, we finally head to Toys R Us.  As we’re wandering through the throngs of people looking at toys, she is checking prices, and at one point rules out something that is $24.99 …. “because I only have $21.00”.

I look at her and ask – honey, did you think you were using your money to buy the Toys for Tots present?

And she indeed, did think she was.

And she was happy to be picking out a toy for a kid who wasn’t as lucky as she was, and to be buying it with her own money.

I told her that, no – her money was for her to buy something for herself, and Mommy would be buying the Toys for Tots present.

I think she was almost disappointed.   I was in tears because I was so very proud of her.

Merry Christmas, y’all.

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2 Responses

  1. 1
    Jody 

    Awww!! Don’t you love it when they do that? It makes you feel all warm and gooshy inside.

    I asked Punk what she was excited about and she said, “seeing my cousins and family becuase it’s not about presents you know.” Absolutely dead serious face on.

  2. 2
    Meg 

    That’s so sweet. When I suggest something like that to Sean he freaks out because he thinks he’s using his money and so he has a FIT about it. Dork.

    Wanna trade kids?