Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cowboys- the ideal birthday gift

The other day as we left school, Sister had a little crisis because she NEEDS some plastic fairies like the ones shared by her classmate that day during Show-And-Tell. She was rather distressed that I wouldn't drive straight to the store to pick some up. We had a little talk about waiting for special occasions to get special toys. When we got home I offered to help her create a list of things she'd like to receive for her birthday. Seeing me record her heart's desires seemed to make the wait a little more bearable. Would you like to see what Sister really wants for her birthday?

Sister's Birthday List:

1. Fairies

2. Dolls

3. Cowboys

4. Toothbrushes

5. Greeting Cards

I realize that the last 2 items are rather unconventional gift requests for a 3 and 1/2 year old, but number 3 was what really caught my eye: cowboys.

I have no idea where she came up with this one. Cowboys have not been a big topic in our house, we don't watch any cowboy shows on TV, etc. But I think Sister is on to something. Cowboys are exactly what's wanted around here.
Just think of the excitement and adventure that would result from adding some cowboys to our household mix. Sure, I'd have to install a few spittoons, and maybe swinging doors on the front of our house instead of the traditional front door. And I suppose there would be a much higher chance of manure being tracked in on my rug, and I'd have to add a LOT more meat to the crock pot.
But cowboys are worth it. *sigh*
And Sister, at the ripe old age of 3, has already figured it out.


Beck said...

Cowboys! Awesome. With a downside.

One year, my mother-in-law gave my son a box of tape and playing cards for his birthday. It was his favorite present EVER.

Anonymous said...

Beck's comment cracked me up. Why do kids love TAPE so much?

My son can't decide if he wants to be a Jedi Knight, a cowboy, or a lawyer when he grows up. The other day he was dressed like a western Jedi. Well, whatever... when the time comes, he'll definitely be ready. The stunts this kid can pull off! I'm trying to think how to channel this constructively...

I'm impressed that you were able to so easily distract her from the fairies. Good job! :)