Wednesday, December 26, 2007

It Seems Like Shrek Three Kind Of Sucks

This Christmas was a great one, to tell the truth. All of the celebrations were quite enjoyable, and the presents were well-chosen without exception.

Santa must have thought we were really good this year because Shef got the Playmobil castle he’s been coveting for months, and Dan and I are getting a new, king-sized Sleep Number bed.

I am so happy. It might fit both of us and two kids, don’t you think? At least some of the time? So I won't have to slink off to the empty twin in the dead of night to avoid a killing kick to the head?

On our Boxing Day trip to Target, I thought I’d pick up a couple of emergency pacifiers for our plane ride to Arizona tomorrow. (Yes, my nearly-four-year-old still has a sucking habit. We’ve accepted this, and so should you.) I looked for some solid-color pacis in his favorite brand, but the only ones available had cutesy designs of animals on them.

“We’re not getting these pacis,” Shef said disdainfully, as he pushed the package back at me.

“Well, I guess pacis are really for babies,” I explained, “so the designs are for babies.”

“No they’re not,” Shef said indignantly, and searched the shelf in vain for manly, knight and castle paci motifs.


Jana said...

(Yes, my nearly-four-year-old still has a sucking habit. We’ve accepted this, and so should you.)

Ha! I love it! You just tell Shef that I sucked my thumb until I was 10-ish and I turned out just know, nothing that 2.5 years of braces (with rubberbands in fun colors I might add) couldn't cure! ;)

Sheila said...

we had a similar conversation the other day.
me (pulling paci out of son's mouth): you know, most 3-year-olds don't use pacis.
almost-3-year-old (putting it in again): yes. they do.

i think we'll be having the same conversation next year. in the meantime, santa delivered a fresh one.

LH said...

Paci's (we called them poppies) for the older set.
We should get project runway on that.

happy holidays savvymom. we're at the beach in clearwater.