Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Nephew's birthday

You can drill your own children all you want, but when it comes down to it someone else's new birthday toys are just too much of a temptation.

So we were at my nephew's birthday party last weekend, and on the way there we worked with the boys over and over about how we behave at other people's birthday. Yes, our kids have been to plenty of birthdays but most of them have been for their own brothers... which are a little different... and it has been a little while since the last festivity. Anyhow, we told them that they can play with Gabe's old toys, but that his new presents were off limits. They were doing fine with this, not asking for anything (only because we hadn't gotten to the "open presents" point). Then that time came. Gabe sat down, and the boys were near him with my husband right behind the boys. As the paper began to fly, Andrew leaned back to Andy and pointed to one of the new gifts and asked if that was now and OLD TOY. After being told NO, we were certain that now he understood and wouldn't need to ask again... not the case. Sure enough another way cool toy was opened and the minute it was placed to the side for another unwrapped package, Andrew asked again. So I now need to add a new favorite saying to my list: "Are those old toys yet?"

Poor kid... you would think that there were no cool toys at our own home... :-)

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