|Egg hard at 'work' in the dining room :)|
The other day an email arrived in my inbox from my eldest son Egg, who was sequestered away in the dining room on his computer. I thought he had been doing his homework but clearly he was dealing with more important matters: his 'Christmas Wish List'.
Copy and pasted at the top of his email was this picture:
...and the following message:
dear mama and dada this is my favorite toy can we dicuss this one together.
Bless. It made me laugh out loud and I immediately forwarded it to my family for their amusement. (Particularly endearing was the hopeful exclamation mark after his name. A nice touch.)
Shortly after, Egg mooched on into the kitchen and sidled up to where I was still tapping away on my laptop, keeping one eye on the baby who was busy practising his Houdini skills by repeatedly wriggling and writhing his way out of the leather Abercrombie restraints I'd fashioned around his high chair.
"Umm Mama...did you get my email?" he enquired with a huge grin.
"Yes Egg. It was very sweet. I promise to think about it."
He yelped with glee then ran out of the kitchen without a backward glance.
Sometime thereafter I received another email from him, this one with a plethora of attachments. Apparently he had been very busy online shopping and narrowed his wish list down to a manageable forty six attachments.
Last night however I received this latest. Best one yet if you ask me. (Though clearly taking after his father he appears to have dispensed with any opening formalities):
this is actully what i want for christmas. TIP:you can get it from toys- r -us.
i like it becuase it has 6 legs can shoot 3 different types of amo and can do a full 360 degree turn.
How very thoughtful of him to have provided this 'tip', included the price, and of course explained exactly why the best part of seventy quid should be dispensed with in these recessionary times for an object which will undoubtedly join all of the other broken remote-controlled has-beens in the corner of his bedroom.
I have yet to fashion a response to Egg, but secretly am rather impressed with his computer skills. Nice move blanking out the background. I'm not even sure I know how to do that. When I brought this up to the husband in bed last night, a proud smile danced across his face and you could tell he was secretly gloating that his amazing computer wizardry skills have traveled down the gene pool into our eldest. I just better hope that he doesn't one day get hold of one of my credit cards and figure out the missing link between desire and wish fulfilment by way of Mastercard (sigh).