The stupid Target Big Toy Catalog came in the mail. Apparently it’s not enough to get bombarded on TV by toy commercials, they need to send you something tangible that your kids can shove in your face over and over again while they tell you how much they NEED everything in it and how cool it all is and how it’s ONLY $75 for the remote control all-terrain amphibious vehicle.
Or is that just my 6 year old?
A couple years ago neither of my kids would have paid any attention to that book. A couple of years ago, they wouldn’t have understood that all the cool things in the book are actually available to them if only they could convince their parents to pay for it. Last year, it started to click for Ace, but for Jay it still wasn’t something he paid any attention to.
This year, Ace can’t stop leafing through that stupid catalog. Each time it’s like he’s seeing something new that he hadn’t seen before. And each and every time, he tells me how much he wants, needs, has everything.
For the first time ever, Jay has noticed the catalogs existence and has spent time perusing the pages. For the first time ever, Jay brought me the book, turned to a specific page, pointed to a picture and said “This one“. Just to be sure, I asked him if that’s what he wanted and he nodded and said “uh huh“.
This Christmas, Ace definitely will NOT get everything he asked for … since he asked for everything. And to be honest, what he really should be asking for are his 2 front teeth 🙂
Also this Christmas, Jay definitely WILL get everything he asked for … since he asked for ONE thing and it was the first time ever, he has asked for anything.