Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Amazon, The North Pole...It's All The Same

Ben is asking a lot of questions this year. About Santa, the reindeer, the chimney, etc. All age appropriate, but daunting to me as well. I think the confusion started with the trip to see St. Nicholas. So, I took Ben this weekend to the Auto Museum to see the "real" Santa and clear up any confusion in that worried head of his. I thought he would talk Santa's ear off with all his requests, but no, I only got a quick smile and then, "Mommy, let's go check out the cars." Dare I admit, Ben almost acted too cool for Santa. Yikes. Well, at 6, at least he'll still throw me a bone...



Then there's the whole issue with UPS showing up at our door a few times a week. Since I typically buy gifts for all of my clients, for Ben AND for my family, I decided to simplify things a little this year and shop online. Plus, the Air Hogs car that Ben is desperately coveting ("Mommy, it climbs the ceilings AND walls; I MUST HAVE IT!") was sold out everywhere. No, I do not want a car with a vacuum for a motor tearing across the ceilings. Nor do I want a whiny 6-year-old. The Air Hogs was found, at twice the amount of the sale price, on Amazon. So were a lot of other things.

Ben, of course, asked me where the boxes were from. "The North Pole," I answered. He looked at the return address label. "Aaaaahhhhhmmmmmaaaahhhhhzzzzzzznnnnnn." Thanks, Montessori teachers. You're doing a great job! "See the large, black arrow?" I explained. That's a sign for The North Pole. "Ohhhhhhh," said the gullible, naive and innocent boy.

Now whenever we hear a "THUMP" at the porch, Ben's tearing for the front door.



Not that he even needs one item from the above boxes. Do those boxes look too big to contain a Nintendo DS player? They are. How 'bout TWO DS players? Nope, not in there because right now, said DS players (that'd be TWO, in case you missed the count) are sitting on my kitchen counter. Ben is perfect proof that if you want something badly enough, sometimes you will get more than one of the item. Not quite sure why that theory isn't working for me in the boyfriend department but Ben is well outfitted with a pair of DS players and I am using the "Nintendo Bucks Reward System" to maintain healthy levels of gaming.

Lastly, here are two very sweet children who are making their debut on my blog and who I hope that Santa will be very kind to because they were very kind to Ben over the weekend and their parents were very kind to Ben's mommy and we like have them as friends very much...

2 comments:

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Lish said...

I love that Santa has finally caught up with the modern world and outsources through UPS.

And what does the first comment say?