Who knew this would be a five-year old boys favorite Christmas present?
Yes, folks, we got Jeffrey a cordless dust-buster, and it has been the hit of the year. Yesterday, he vacuumed the whole kitchen floor, including all the crevices along the baseboards. Then in the afternoon, he and Beanie were do excited to clean their room, because then they could see all the tiny bits to suck up- yes, they actually cleaned their whole room, then vacuumed. For an hour. Yes, I’m serious. I got to make dinner and clean the kitchen all by myself, while my boys cleaned.
The best $20 I’ve ever spent.
Then, after dinner, Jeff was able to get under the table and suck up all the crumbs and dinner leavin’s, and feel pleased as punch with himself. No complaining, no hollering, no messing with a dustpan and broom. Since we don’t have a dog, this is the next best thing!
The close second on the present realm? His sister’s Mickey Mouse Barbie. Yes, someone bought Abby, my 8 month old, a Mickey Mouse Barbie. *sigh* It’s actually kind of cute, other than her ridiculous shoes, and I don’t mind; I played with Barbie as a girl and it didn’t seem to hurt. But Jeff is in love with Barbie. I keep having to remind DH that it’s OK- I can see him cringing when Jeff bounces in the living room dancing with his Girl, combing her hair and wanting to show dad… it’s so harmless and innocent, it makes me laugh.
Beanie’s favorite present? Lightning McQueen. We could have forgotten everything else and gotten the kid a $3.99 car and he would’ve been just as happy. Oh, that and a $2.50 green playground ball from Target. He’s a happy camper.