Awhile back our church had a food drive of some sort and there were rows of filled grocery sacks lined up in the lobby. As we walked past, Sean noticed that one of the sacks had a big bag of marshmallows on top. “Oh Mom!” he exclaimed, “Do you think we could get some marshmallows some day?” I told him I thought we might be able to swing that.
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For his recent birthday, he said he wanted a headset that had a mouthpiece so he could be an air traffic controller. No problem. I dug out an old telephone headset from the obsolete electronics box, wrapped it up and called it a birthday. And he was thrilled. Since then, many an airplane has been safely landed in my den.
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And this! This is what he said he wants for Christmas. It just so happens that his teacher at school has one.
A trip to the teacher store this morning and $3.99 and my Christmas shopping is done. Oh I’ll get him something else too — what kind of mom do you think I am? I’ll probably spring for a nice orange or maybe even a new pair of underwear.
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These days when I can make his every wish come true are golden, especially given that I can grant any wish for for $5 or less. When his desires move beyond a bag of marshmallow or a roll of scotch tape, I could be in trouble.