Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Want for Christmas?

We have this conversation often this time of year, so it's not surprizing that Joey brought it up last night at the dinner table. He goes to each of us in turn, and asks us "Want for for Christmas, Daddy? Want for Christmas Stine?" ect. He asked me a few times. The first time I told him perfume. The second time he answered for me and said I needed a vaccuumm.(anyone who knows him well knows this is really what HE wants)The third time he asked me it went like this:
Joey:Want for Christmas mom?
Joey(very quietly)Some sewing.
Mom:I don't think I need any sewing stuff. I already have a sewing machine
Joey: Ummm...Mom want some blue
Mom: Blue what?
Joey:Want for Christmas soft blue sewing.

THEN it dawned on me!! Joey is taking Home Ec this semester! What a terrible mom!

Mom: you know I would love it if somebody made me a present. I really like the color blue. It's so cool when people sew presents.

He smiled so big. Poor guy was trying to feel out the situation as covertly as he could. I almost missed the boat! I am really looking forward to opening that gift. You may all see me sporting something blue. Don't know what it is, but I'll find a way to show it off!!


  1. Ohhhh! Thats so cute! I'm glad you caught on. What an awesome gift that will be!

  2. So Sweet! Can't wait to see what it is.

  3. Whew! Aren't you so thankful when God allows those lightbulb moments for us so that we don't crush our children's hearts??

    I remember trying to vacuum at your place and yes - Joey wanted to help. Often.

  4. Oh NEENEE! What a joy!!! He must be so excited!!! I can't wait to see what it is!!!!!!!

  5. That is so sweet. Joey has such a big heart. :)

  6. How sweet is that! Can't wait to hear what your surprise is...