Hans, Xander and Gabriel are out of school today. All talk is focused on Hansies’ upcoming birthday and birthday party. I’ve been on the internet with Hans and Xander looking for Harry Potter birthday ideas. We found way too many. 🙂
I ordered a present for Hans but it hasn’t arrived. So I suggested that perhaps we could go shopping and Hans could pick out a present of his own. He furrowed his eyebrows, “Well,maybe we could go shopping at some kind of electronics store?”
“Really, what do you want from there?” I asked, thinking it would be some sort of gadget or maybe one of those Wii systems everyone is talking about.
“I’d like one of those little vacuums that runs by itself. Then when you tell me to vacuum I can just start it up and go play with my friends.” I laughed aloud. He already knows that time is better than any toy.
When I took him to the toy store later he picked out 3 little roman soldiers and a chariot. At the checkout stand the chariot was gone. “Don’t you want that Hans?”
“Oh, I decided it would just be selfish to get the chariot too.” 🙂
Hans invited our 7 year old neighbor to his party. Yes, he’s young for an 11 year old party but he spends a lot of time at our house and Hans treats him like a brother. So little Isaac was here today and pulled me aside. “Do you want to know what I got Hans for his birthday?” Well sure, I’m not one for secrets.
“I know he loves to read so I bought him a gift certificate to the library!” I told Isaac Hans would love it then went into the pantry to laugh. That’s either a very clever cheap gift, or perhaps our inevitable fines paid in advance, or most likely a gift certificate to the book store. Hmm, I may try the gift certificate to the library sometime, “This certificate is good for 30 books of your choice. Certain restrictions may apply.”