Another few questions..
Thanks everyone this is really fun.
Deb of Fresh Air Lover fame asks:
What is the best Christmas gift you ever received?
Answer - I need to kinda cheat and say 2 things really stand out but they also were years ago which I think was for the best as it makes me so excited for the season every year no matter the age.
The first was this:
Its from The Empire Strikes Back and it is the Imperial Snow Walker or "AT-AT". It was the biggest suprise and the box had to have used up a full roll of wrapping paper. This was it for a lot of years.
Then a few years later I recall being a part of my first ever "toy craze". The big thing that year was this:
It was called "Lazer Tag" and it was all I wanted. Before the days of ebay and what have you parents needs to track stuff down. Often the malls were a good hour away from each other. I just remember wanting this so badly but I was old enough to know there was demand/shortage etc. So Christmas day came and I went thru all my gifts waiting for the Lazer Tag and nuttin. My dad, the slowest unwrapper ever cracked open a gift and said "Oh wow look what I got!" and it was Lazer Tag. He told me it was his and that Santa brought it for him. It was an awful joke but pretty great looking back at it.
Come to find out a neighbor down the street from us was bumbling thru a store looking for "other stuff" and came upon a few of them so he grabbed 3 of them. I got one and my 2 buddies got them. We played that game all day every day for months.
Ramblin Rose asks two:
If you could reccomend a book what would it be and why?
Answer - I always wish I read more. I read to my kids every night but when it comes to me reading outside a magazine/newspaper I read a few pages tops a night before bed. I need to go with
this book for kids. It is for kids, but the lesson(s) it teaches could answer your next question but that would be cheating on my side. On top of that I love the art in the bool
If there is one thing you would like your kids to "get" ie.. life lesson in life what would it be and why?
Hmmm just one eh wow...how about "Establish good credit at a young age"? That is important but I'd like to teach them to never be selfish...and that life is just not fair so get used to it.