I haven’t been sharing many of my thoughts or things going on in life because I’ve been so busy couponing! Here are a few cute things I’ll share with you that have happened recently.
I was thinking the other day about how I used to hate it when men didn’t call me when they said they would (back when I dated about 17 years ago LOL), and how I wish I had met someone who had the same qualities that my grandfather has (when I was younger) and suddenly I realized I had a new quote,
“Grandfathers, the only men who actually call you back.”
The Latest in Ty’s World
Tyler went to the fair with his Poppy and as you know from reading this blog, the two of them have a special bond. They are two peas in a pod and have been since the day Ty was born. They love to go off and do things together like going to fairs and festivals, etc. (They never take pictures which drives me nuts!). They were at the petting zoo section and Poppy points at the cows and says “Those are hamburgers”, he points at the pigs and says “Those are hot dogs”, etc. They went through the entire petting zoo like that (He has a sick sense of humor).
A Couple of Firsts for Ty!
Speaking of the petting zoo, this was the first year he would go into the barn! Year after year, he has refused (rather loudly) because of the smell. This year, however, it was the first place he wanted to go!!!
Another first – This was the first year he didn’t stay in the fun house. The fun house & the House of Mirrors was the only place Ty really enjoyed at the fair until this year. My parents would sit on the bench outside (if they were lucky enough to have one!) for what seemed like hours, (every year) and watch as he would go in and out, in and out. He was mesmerized by the mirrors and the maze, it seemed to be his special little place and he NEVER wanted to leave. This year he went in and came right back out and said it was boring and was for “little kids”.
Poppy bought him his favorite curly fries, elephant ears, and when he offered Ty a soda, Ty responded with
“No that’s way too much money. We don’t have a coupon!”
LOL Can you tell he shops with mom? hahaha He didnj’t care what the curly fries or the elephant ears cost but the soda he knows has a coupon for it! (I never buy soda without a coupon)
I Need Advice!!!
I need some input from parents out there. Even though Ty is 12, he is not the average 12 year old. We have an issue with Santa. Tyler truly believes in Santa and for some reason I forgot about that! You see, a couple of years ago Ty was questioning Santa so I set out to save him from the harsh realities of Santa. I used clipart and scanned photos and created a letter from Santa to Ty that even added a quite realistic hot cocoa stain on it to make it a little more convincing. To top it off I had a family member sign Santa’s name (so Ty didn’t see my handwriting and figure it out) and printed a very realistic postmark on the envelope. I saved a copy of it for his scrapbook so if you want to see it and make your own, I may even still have the graphics somewhere. Just leave me a comment and I’ll post them for you to use 🙂
Anyway, because of our budget this year, Justin, Ty and I agreed we would buy one family present that we’d have to save up for and forgo all other presents. (They really want a Wii) All was well until yesterday when Ty mentioned that we would all still get stockings and Santa presents. OOPS!
I forgot about that! I can’t afford to buy a Wii along with Santa Presents and stockings! Santa presents are the really big, good gifts…and stockings usually cost a fortune because they are always stuffed with tons of cool stuff, not just candy.
So, now what do I do? I can’t bring myself to tell him the true story of Santa. I need your advice…
What would you do?