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Monday, March 10, 2008

Generous Gift-Giving

Son got a watch for Christmas. Not fancy, but a large step up from the watch he had been wearing -- which was my cast off, paint-splattered, dead battery, former running-pace watch. He had used the old one with great delight to talk to Star Command. As in, push the yellow button, then lean forward and stage whisper into the face, "Yes, Star Command? What is it? What's the mer-mergency?"

The other day, while wearing his new watch, he came across the old one. Carrying it over to me, he asked, "Mama, when is Noah B's birthday?"

"I don't know sweetie, why?"

"Because when it's his birthday we can give him this watch. Because I don't want it, and Sister doesn't want it, and you don't want it, and Daddy doesn't want it. So maybe we should give it to Noah B."

I'm sure his impulse was to share the Star Command Communicator. I'm not sure Noah B's mother would get that.

I think my face expressed some serious reservations. So he added hastily, "...or-rrr... maybe we could send it for junk."

"Where would we send it?" I asked.

"I don't know." He paused, then suggested helpfully, "Maybe the junk store?"

Ahh... wouldn't Noah B's family be delighted to know his potential birthday present is either a fabulous space watch or fit for the junk store? And that we can't quite tell the difference?


Sara said...

lol, too funny!

We are THAT family said...

Sounds like you have a RE-GIFTER in the family. It's an inherited trait!

Mr Lady said...

I would take a well-thought-out piece of crap over a brand new shiny something anyday.

PS: tag, you're it.

foolery said...

Find a need and fill it. This kid has a great future career in marketing. (And he's cute)

Bananas said...

ya gotta love kids... they do the things that we only THINK of doing!

Kelly said...

I never refuse a re-use. I love the thought.

And, I am swooning over the fact that you have rocked things on my list. You are my hero.

MommyTime said...

Tee hee, Kelly, you are funny. I thought the list itself was great. Some new things for me to try too!

And thanks, Foolery, Mr. Lady, and Bananas, for appreciating his idea too...

mommypie said...

Ah, love the brutal honesty of kids. Brutal, but oh so diplomatic!

('I don't want it, but let's give it to someone who will!')

Sandy C. said...

LOL!! Aww, he's going green at such a young age :) One man's trash is another man's treasure!

OHmommy said...

What a thoughtful young man. How sweet!

Rosie said...

Very very funny!!


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