Since he saw the movie Finding Nemo he has been asking us for Flippers and a snorkel, I thought about getting them and then just never got around to it, so yesterday well in our local Dollar store I saw a set Flippers, Mask and Snorkel and in my cart it went for Easter.
Next stop to get the Toad from daycare, today was "report card" day!! Yikes this could go one way or the other..
Don't get me wrong the Toad is an amazing kid but lets just say we gave his teacher a LCBO gift cert for Christmas with a card attached that said some days we have to drink after spending it with the Toad :)
All kidding aside he has always had great reports and today's was no exception, he was so proud as I read to him what the teacher had written about him. He asked me lots of questions and I was happy to answer,all this well in the parking lot. As I buckled him in I thought he should get a wee treat for a good report like I did when I was a kid.. AH the flippers.. Perfect !
I told him how hard we knew he worked each day to listen and be good, I told him that my fave part of the report was not that he could recognize letters or count out loud that the part I loved the most was where his teacher said he was a great friend and was really developing empathy. As I looked at his little dirty face smiling at me I said Toad Mom and Dad love that your growing into such a good friend , a gentleman and a great person. He turned his head to the side and said Thank you Mommy, I love my family..
WELL if he wasn't getting those flippers before he sure as hell was now.. I said wait one second Daddy and I want you to have something for all your hard work this year.. I went to the back of the truck and gave him the package..the 2 dollar package!
I am not even exaggerating a bit when I say he screamed, and said OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN I LOVE my new flippers.. and started to take his boots off. He stopped long enough to say I love you Mommy and Daddy and ask to come home and have his bath right away(which he did) and as we speak my baby boy has his flippers in bed with him.. has not taken them off or had them out of his hands all night... You know I got a picture or ten to share..
I told him he could not wear the mask and snorkel to the dinner table..
but as soon as dinner was done..