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Monday, December 21, 2009

Sweet Anticipation

I told you about how we're surprising the kiddos with a Wii this Christmas. In a fun turn of events, we keep going to friends' houses and they all have Wiis. The kids have been so excited to play the games. Today we went to another friend's house where again, the kids got to play a Wii.

On the way home, my 9yo says, "Mom, I didn't have very much fun playing the Wii today."

What? Oh crap. But I need more info, right? "Why do you say that?"

"Because there were too many people to share with so I didn't get a very long turn. Plus, I REALLY wanted to play Mario Kart but my sister never wants to play, so I haven't had time to play it. Mom, I really want to play Mario Kart."

SCORE!!!! Because yes, we DID get them Mario Kart. And hubby is super excited about playing it with her.

"Mom, I wish we could go somewhere where I could play Wii for a long time. I really liked it at our cousin's, where I got to play as much as we wanted. Can we go back there?"

Do you know how hard it was for me to NOT crack? I wanted to say, "Guess what, honey bear?! You're getting a Wii for Christmas!!!"

But did I? No. I said, "Well, honey, we'll see what we can arrange. Maybe after Christmas."

What satisfied me more than her sweet, "that would be great," was her lack of begging for a Wii. A long time ago, we told her that they were too expensive and we didn't think they were a good idea. It's going to be so exciting for her to see that maybe they didn't get a lot of presents, but they did get something they never imagined we'd get.

For me, this has been a hard secret to keep. Mostly because I cannot wait to see the joy on her face when she realizes what she's been given. I'm so excited for that moment.

I think about what it says in Luke 11 " 11"Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!""

If I am as excited as I am about giving my kids a Wii, I can't imagine how excited God is for all the great gifts He wants to give us.


Kay Day said...

There were a lot of kids, and I'm sorry she didn't get to play as much as she'd like. But she will be extra primed for her own Wii in a few days!
I love Mario Kart, too!

Danica Favorite said...

No worries on her not playing as much at all... I think she would've only been satisfied having it to herself.

And yes, this is totally priming her for Christmas. I'm so excited!!!

Gina Conroy said...

A year after the Wii came out my 3 boys pooled their money and bought one. Like they needed another game system...but they've loved it! And recently have been begging for Rock Band. I told them the same thing, too expensive. And it was, online. Then I found it at Best Buy and caved. Then ended up surprising them early because we were supposed to travel for Christmas. They were super excited and surprised and for Christmas I'll be holding onto that scripture for my own Christmas wishes!