Hey guys! It's been quiet around the halls of Lizzie In Progress because, honestly, I've just been kickin' back and enjoying the summer. We went to a beautiful wedding in May (hopefully I'll get it on the blog soon) and we've got another one coming up this weekend! Also you guys, tomorrow is our third anniversary! Holy hell! No big plans to celebrate- no traditional gifts of leather, crystal or pearls here--just dinner at a local Italian place, and we are staying an extra night away for the wedding then we normally would.
But what I really wanted to tell you about is something that happened this past weekend. On Sunday JEGs and I took the monster to Target to fill a couple prescriptions and to buy Hunter a potty. In order to get him excited about the potty, we told him we were buying him a new toy. So we head over to Target, and surprise surprise, the shittastic Target in the Metroplex doesn't have the toilet we were looking for. Honestly, I shouldn't be surprised. This Target has burned me before.
Anyway, now we have promised Hunter a toy, and if nothing else, this kid remembers stuff like this. So we meander over to the toy aisle and find a little $6 helicopter for him. As we are leaving the aisle he starts yelling "BYE BYE TRUCK! BYE BYE TRUCK!" and by the time we are in the clothing department, he is in hysterics. JEGs shows him the helicopter we picked out and he says he doesn't want it. He wants truck. So JEGs goes back to the aisle and swaps it out for the little police car that came in the set. He doesn't want that. So we take him back into the aisle and ask him to point out what he wants. This is what we came home with:
A fifteen dollar fire rescue truck with lights and sirens. Very LOUD lights and sirens.
...and we still didn't get a potty.
As we were driving home, JEGs looked and me and said, "You realize we made a rookie parenting move by letting him cry his way into getting a bigger toy, right?"
I make no bones that I am a sucker for that little boy.
But to be fair, we don't buy him toys that often. The last toy we bought him was to replace a broken toy he got at Christmas-- which is probably when he got most of the stuff he has now.
So if a gargantuan truck keeps my little dude happy (and keeps me from having to watch Cars 2 1500 times today), then I will just take it. And stock up on some Advil.
..but not from Target. They'll probably be out.
Always & Forever,