About two months back, we were at a Hallmark store at the mall. Kristin saw this stuffed Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer she really wanted, and we told her that we'd think about it. We were trying to teach her that she can't always have what she wants, and you could tell she was trying to hold back tears, playing that guilt trip on us. Well, we left the store without buying it and she’s been talking about it ever since. We went to do some quick shopping today and we tried to distract Kristin so we could go buy it for her. We were about 5 or 6 stores away, and Selina started walking over to the store and told me to take Kristin to another store. Kristin goes “Hey, is Mommy going to buy me Rudolf?!?!?!” I couldn’t believe she still remembered, let alone knowing our plan. Unfortunately they no longer carried it, but we did find it at another toy store. You wouldn’t believe how happy she was. It’s so amazing how such little things can bring such happiness to a child.
Dec 16, 2007
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