Naturally, the consumer a.k.a. Samu found a ton of stuff he asked me to buy him.
Of all places, we wound up at the mall in the South Street Seaport. They have a Christmas shop. Both boys in unison said, "Oh, I love Christmas shops!"
They must've learned that from their Grammy.
Being that it was the South Street Seaport, they had lots of seafood ornaments. Particularly crabs. Samu's favorite - for some unbeknownst reason. He picked up a crab ornament and asked me to buy it.
"Let me see how much it is." I said.
"It's not so expensive, because it's small," was his reasoning.
The price tag said, "$11.99."
The next one - "$13.99."
No friggin' way.
He curled his lips in quiet desperation. He was getting ready to throw a tantrum and force my hand into a negotiation. So, before that happened I gave him the line that always seems to work.
"Let's take a picture and send it to Grammy."
|Crabby Christmas Ornaments - one of five Samu has his eye on|
|Here are the rest|
|Zuki wants to buy this for his Auntie. He's a sweetie.|
|Samu also wants this gaudy water thing. There's a crab on the front.|
Of course, when we rode out the storm in Barnes and Nobles, I thought for sure they'd come away with wanting fine literature. Instead, I had Zuki asking me to send Grammy these items for his Wish List:
|Lego Watches for Zuki who thinks there's 30 seconds in a minute|
For Christmas 2012 - I'm going to ask Santa for a scanning gun.