My now 21 year old son was a huge Toy Story fan and wanted a Buzz Lightyear and Woody figure. So for his third birthday, I went and bought him the 12" tall or so 'dolls', even writing his first name on Woody's foot before wrapping it up. He unwrapped the Buzz doll and was so excited to have it. Then after unwrapping the Woody doll, his face beaming with joy and holding up the doll for everyone to see,said, "I got a big Woody!" There wasn't a dry eye in the house! lmao
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Most recently, my 15 year old son said, "I love you dad, you do everything for me, and I appreciate it." Yes, I choked up.
When he was 3, shortly after his mother has passed away, I had to wake him up at 8 o'clock at night and take him to Home Depot with me to pick up some emergency plumbing repair parts to fix a leaking pipe. When I carried him into the Depot with me, the "greeter" explained to me I had to either carry him at all times or place him in a cart and secure him. As I thanked the man, my son said, "Daddy, is that man an idiot?" To which I replied, "No son, he is just being helpful." To which my son replied, "But Daddy, you said that everyone that works at Home Depot is an idiot!" In my embarrassment, I hurried away to make my purchase.
When he was 4, I took him to Toys R Us to pick out a gift for one of his playmate's birthday parties we were going to. I wanted to use the time as an opportunity to teach him to not be selfish, and to think of others, and I reminded him to not ask for me to buy him a toy that day. Once inside as we walked the aisles, he found an 8 pack of Hot Wheels Cars, and asked me if he had enough money in "his bank" to buy them for himself. I told him he did, and he immediately asked to buy them. So I asked him if he had any of his money with him, and he said "No, you make me put it all in my bank." (His savings account) I told him "I guess you can't buy them if you don't have any money with you." He thought a moment and said, "Hey Dad! I got an idea, why don't you buy them for me with YOUR money, and when we get home you can get MY money out of the bank. So I said, "OK, how much are they?" To which he replied "6 Daddy, they are 6." So I said, OK, well when we get home, you will have to pay me back 10." He immediately exclaimed that 10 was bigger than 6 and it wasn't fair. So I explained to him that "When you use someone else's money, than you have to pay that money back with INTEREST, so that it actually costs you MORE." He thought about this for a second, and then looked up at me and said, "Well what if I'm not interested!" I had no answer for that! So I bought him the cars while thinking to myself, I will have to use that line on the bank when I refinance my mortgage! LOL!
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