Last week when we went to Seattle Children's we went shopping the night before ... and of course he found the "Green Gakuu" again. It was a fight to get him out of the store, but we managed. The next morning when he woke up he asked to go back to the store to see the "Green Gakuu". I told him we could go after his appointments if he was a good boy.
He was a superstar during his x-rays, so he earned a trip back to PBK to see the "Gakuu". While there, I asked him, "do you want to take the vacuum home" of course he replied, "yes". I figured he has liked this toy for-ev-er, he must really want it. Unfortunately they were out of them ... Which is STUPID, why would you have something on the sales floor if you don't have one to buy, especially in a kids store. The clerk told me he could mail us one soon, they were expecting a delivery. So I explained to Caden that they didn't have any to buy and they would send us one in the mail. He fussed a little, but understood ~ so I thought!
Parenting Lesson # 874 ... we get home some five hours later and Caden wants to check the mail. We open the mailbox and he replies with, "where is Green Gakuu"? Oh sh*#! I failed to mention to him in the store that the mail would take a few days. I started to explain it would take a few days to get to our house. Big ol tears, "wait on corner for mailman" ... a little more explaining ....
Finally today ... the box arrived on our porch! When I picked him up from the sitters I said, "K-K, I think the mailman might of brought your Green Vacuum today". He replied with, "wow, take red one back to store" I said, "no buddy, you get two vacuums now" and his reply was "wow, that would be cool, two gakuu's"
I failed to get a picture of the expression on his face when I opened the box and he said, "oh, no - what happened, broken". It had to be assembled.
... and yes, the "Green Gakuu" even came with us to his haircut tonight. I'm surprised it isn't in bed with him.
Now to file this post so I can remind him when he is 13, that YES, once he thought it was cool to "Gakuu"!