Sunday, December 17, 2006

I am such a sucker for big brown eyes

Today I did a bit of Christmas shopping for my husband. We decided to get each other small gifts so we could have at least one thing to open. I took Evan with me since he loves to be my shopping buddy. One of the stores I went to happened to have a nice selection of Thomas the Train stuff. It was a discount store which made everything more dangerous since the items were heavily discounted. I ended up buying a lot more than I should have just because Evan was so dang excited about everything.

The item I regret buying the most was a silly computer game which was a mere three dollars. Now every time I even approach the computer he thinks I am going to play train with him. He was already addicted to the Thomas website. The funny thing is that he is not even interested in playing the games himself. He is content to let Mommy play them while he happily sits and watches. I wish he would do that with a computer game that I am actually interested in playing. He is also not very into reading blogs with me which makes doing anything on the computer while he is awake a difficult task. I tried looking up a recipe for dinner tonight and he ended up having a huge temper tantrum since it was not train related.

I really should have saved all this for Evan's birthday but again I am such a sucker for seeing his excitement that I let him play with the books and computer game right away. This is part of the reason that we do not gift heavily during holidays in the first place. I love getting the kids little things through out the year and soaking up the excitement all year long. At their tender ages it really does not take much to get them laughing which is very nice. I think that I will have to rethink things as they get older since I can't have them thinking that every time they want something I will just go out and buy it. I do not intend to raise spoiled little brats. Those eyes just get me every single time so it will be interesting to see how strong my resolve will be.

12 comments:

Jenifer said...

My daughter seems to get something new every week. It's almost as if she expects grammy to bring her something everytime she comes home with Walmart bags. (We live with my mother temporarily right now.) However, I have also found that the silliest things bring the most excitement...

Lately, the "fort box" as she dubbed it from her new booster seat, and an old and broken VHS tape which she pulled the tape out of enough to put it over her arm and call it her "purse".

As for the computer.... she would come up to me, stand by my knee and say "You playin you game Mommy?" Too cute......too cute!

chelle said...

awww I am a sucker too! Drives my husband nuts!

Gina said...

I have tried to keep Mr. P away from the computer games. He thinks we can only play them at the library, which is just fine with me!

fancypantsnancy said...

If you let Evan open his Christmas presents early I dont see why you are so upset that the rest of your family did!

Awesome Mom said...

I haven't let him open his presents early. They are still under the tree wrapped and untouched ready for Christmas morning.

misunderstood mother said...

If you had given me more than one prezzy I would have kept all but one under the tree too!

Tracy said...

I agree that it is hard to resist big, brown, pleading eyes (my kids all have brown eyes). That is why I rarely go shopping anymore with my two older boys, although Dominic is quickly learning how to how to use those big brown eyes to his advantage!

CHEL said...

It's ok to be a sucker... and it sounds like you are a well-rounded sucker!! :-)

Vicky said...

Aw boo! I personally get fed up with being cast into the role of strict-ass Mum while everyone like Daddy and the Grannies get spoiling rights. Why can't I get to indulge my kids once in a while too? Sooooo, my kids are spoilt rotten too.
Go on, enjoy yourself! Those big brown eyes aren't always going to be turned your way.....

Damselfly said...

That is so cute that he likes to watch you playing the games!

Meg4Meg said...

Your such the perfect mom. Will you adopt me? PLEASE?

you da mom! said...

i totally understand. i am the same way.