So Nugget has saved enough money to buy himself a Lego mini-figure*.
The Geege was asked to buy it for him yesterday, but came home with the wrong thing.
I promised we would get to the shops so he could buy one before we went to our Christmas picnic today. We were running a bit late, as is customary, but he insisted. So I told him to pick a shop to visit, one only and we would give it a quick try.
So we visited the selected store. Not a mini-figure to be seen. Nugget's face was one of despair, so despite being late and having said "Just one store", we all trudged to another store. On the other side of the shopping centre. And guess what? Not a mini-figure to be seen.
Nugget's face told the story. His eyes pleaded.
"One more" I conceded, and we made our way to another department store. All the way to the back. Three mini figures left. Nugget selected one. I had to bite my tongue I was so surprised to find myself in the situation I was in. One bloody hour to find a mini-figure. What was wrong with me???
He paid his $5 and off we went to the picnic.
We arrived at 11.07. At approximately 11.10, Doo Dah came to tell me that Nugget had buried his mini-figure in the sand and couldn't find it! Ahhhh! I seethed on the inside - that thing was coming home no matter what!
I helped him search the giant sandpit and we rescued it, but then it was lost again when it played 'goalie' during the soccer match. Nugget found it. Its arms were dislodged, but they were replaced and in the end, it made it safely home.
There was more energy and effort that went into that mini-figure than is truly normal.
You can imagine my face as I strolled into the local corner store and found this!
When have you gone above and beyond for your children?
* We figure if the kids are buying their own stuff it isn't breaking Buy Nothing New policy?