Abby’s birthday is coming up next week and I’ve been receiving boxes of gifts I’ve ordered online for her. She notices the packages as I bring them in, but usually a quick distraction is enough for me to get them out of her sight without too much interrogation.
Except now that I’ve been doing more reviews and such, she also realizes that boxes hold goodies. And she really wants to see what’s inside. It also doesn’t help that Jedi asked me what was in them and he’s now about to burst from keeping it a secret.
Thus, when she asked the other day about the boxes I have put up out of her reach, it’s not like Jedi sounded guilty of hiding anything at all.
“It’s just kitchen stuff”, Jedi practically bounced off the walls. “Yeah, kitchen stuff. It’s nothing for your birthday, Abby. Just kitchen stuff! Not for your birthday! Knives and spoons and forks. Just a box of KITCHEN STUFF!”
Though I’m not sure what’s worse. His response or the fact that my daughter, who’s about to turn 4 years old, almost fell for it. Because she’s caught on that it’s for her, but she now believes she’s getting kitchen equipment for her birthday.
“But I don’t want knives!”, she yelled incredulously. “I JUST WANT SPOONS!”
At least she’s safety conscious.