December 4, 2007

..."Ego, Ego Puzzle"...

Zac really only wants one thing for Christmas, a "Ego, Ego puzzle...with the turtle!" He saw it at Toys "R" Us a month or so ago & has wanted it ever since. I've been thinking "This is gReat! As long as Zac gets that puzzle (which he is) everything on top of that, will just be extra! And he'll have a great chRistmAs!" Well, you all know how fun it was to be wAiting and waiting for that one special toy from Santa...and then you're so excited on Christmas morning to wake up and find that Santa brought it...right?! Well I totally remember that feeling, so I've been exCited for this Christmas, since Zac's been anticipating this "Ego, Ego puzzle" for so long, right?

Well...on Sunday, I was sick with the stomach flu, so Chad & Zac had their fair share of bOnding time & Zac was an extra big heLper to Chad...sooo Chad promised Zac that he'd take him to the store to pick out a prize...can you see where this is going?! So, of course, they go to the store & Zac gets to pick out a prize, and what do you think it was?! Yes, a Go Diego Go puZzle...with the turtle!! I couldn't believe that Chad gave into Zac sooo easily, he must be a puShover dad or something! What happened to kids waiting in suSpense until chRistmAs comes?!! Anyway....after some talking to, Chad convinced Zac that Santa Claus would probably be sad if he found out that Zac already had a Go Diego Go puzzle...and we don't want to make sAnta sad....sooo....we've decided to give the puzzle to Toys for Tots...and Zac will continue being a good boy for Santa in hopes that he'll get his "Ego, Ego Puzzle...with the Turtle"!

11 comments:

Jess Perry said...

What a sweet little boy to give his toys to other kids. You have raised a good one there Linds!

Shelley said...

That is the funniest story...Leave it up to Dad to almost ruin the best Christmas surprise (way to go Chad!) J/K It all ended up perfect, what a great way to solve the problem.

Nicole said...

That is hilarious! And I just have to comment about your beautiful family pictures on the slideshow! They are awesome!

Charlotte said...

Oh, Lyndsie! You're too funny... good idea to send it to others in need. You're such a good mom.

Steph said...

That is a GREAT idea! what good parents. We were just talking in our Sunday School class last week how kids do not have to wait and hope for things anymore....they just get everything right now! Right when they want it! and how that isn't the best method because then they just expect things and don't appreciate it! What a great little guy to donate it, and how much better that will be when he opens it from Santa Christmas morning! I think that was perfect!
xoxoxoxo

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

we had the same experience last weekend. Tyson said he wanted a bike for christmas. (he meant he wanted this play motorcycle), and i see him coming home from the store with his dad, bike in hand. we didn't get so lucky as to have tyson willing to give it back and wait for Santa. I guess the other toys we get him will have to do! I think your little guy sounds so cute!!

Brynn Jackson said...

Haha...I love it!! Zac is seriously the cutest kid!! I can hear him saying that..."Ego Ego puzzle" and it makes me laugh out loud!! He says it soo cute! And I love that he's letting you give it to Toys for Tots...he's more giving than I was at that age...thats for sure! Heck...I'd never give away a toy I'd been wanting forever...especially if I had it in my hands and then mom said Uh...actually we're gonna give it away!! I'd be so mad! You've taught him well Lynds!! Anyway...Tell Zac I said good job and that Im pretty sure Santa will bring him another "Ego Ego Puzzle"!! -Brynn

Travis & Tanya said...

LOVE the family pictures. what a beautiful family. great job!

Skidmore Family said...

That is one of the cutest stories. Zac is definitely a keeper. Seriously, what little kid is willing to give the toy they've been wanting to another person.

Braden & Jodee Christensen said...

I just came across your blog... friend of a friend type thing, and I just have to say, your blog background and everything else is SOOOO cute!

The Reichmans said...

I love what he calls the puzzle. He sounds like such a darling little boy! What a great lesson to teach him at a young age!