Monday, September 22, 2008

Childhood Desires

I meant to post this last week, since it was my sister's birthday (Happy Birthday! Yeah!), but I got a bit sidetracked.

About a year ago, her son had a complete meltdown in Target because he wanted some toy. Hey, at 6 years old, that can be a big problem! Since Nin wasn't going to buy said toy, she sat him down and explained to him that when she was a little girl, she really, really, really wanted a Cabbage Patch doll. They had just come out and they were The Thing to have and they couldn't afford it and they were very hard to find, and so she just didn't get a Cabbage Patch doll. Sometimes you just don't get what you want.

So, last week, he and Grandma went to Target to pick out a present -- and he spent his allowance to get mom a Cabbage Patch Doll.

Aaaaawwwww. How unbelievably sweet.

1 comment:

laurafingerson said...

That is TOTALLY the sweetest thing!! Awwwww, is right.

This blog entry was much higher on the awwwwww factor than the Horrible Orange Explody Butt Fish entry. The latter, though, made me totally laugh out loud. I would indeed be in a moral conundrum about sharing wikipedia knowledge with the less fortunate, iphone-less folk at neighboring tables. Lesson to self. Never eat an unfamiliar fish at a restaurant without taking along an iphone carrying guest.