I mentioned in my last blog I was on a business trip to Southern California, and we (the people I traveled with) stayed at a hotel in Anheim, just outside of Disneyland. We had dinner one night in the restaurant/gift shop section, which I can't recall what it's called. I just looked it up and it's called Downtown Disney. Having dinner there did give me the opportunity to buy Matthew a couple of gifts.
When I spoke to him on the phone the next night, I told him I got him a present.
"What?" was the first word that came out of his mouth on the phone.
"It's a surprise."
"What is it?"
"I can't tell you, it's a suuurrpriiise." I stretched the vowels for maximum effect. "And guess what?"
"I got you two surprises."
"Oh boy, mommy, mommy, daddy got me two surprises. When are you coming home?
LOL. How selfish children can be. And of course the first things he asked about when I got home were for his "surprises."
You can make a little kid happy with just about anything. I got him Mickey Mouse ears with his name stichted on and a ray gun. He ran around the house with the ears on and kept zapping me with the ray gun all day that first day. Here's a picture of him with the ears and the gun.