Do you remember when you were a kid and your mom and dad would sometimes go away on business?
I remember when my Dad would go to to DC with 300 8th graders, I guess that was his business. I also remember that when he came home he always had a special gift. It usually consisted of NASA freeze dried ice cream and one year it was a Ling Ling stuffed panda bear. I just remember being so excited that my dad brought me something from another city. There were also all the good freebies from the teacher's conference in November. Personally, I don't think they ever "actually" went to the conference but just to Atlantic City to get away from us kids and brought us home what they could.
Charlie was away this week on business. He was only gone a few days but he told Henry he would bring him back something and boy did be bring him back something.
This morning when we came downstairs Charlie had the give aways from all the lender groups and what not and then he pulled out the mega prize. Charlie WON an ipod touch at the conference. I thought Henry was going to flip his lid he was so excited. Just like Mommy's he screamed. I was in shock, but of course what did I ask...."Did they give away an ipad?" They did but we didn't win that.
Anyway after a few minutes of being in awe of the family's new ipod touch, Henry went back to playing with the notepads and cheap pens that Daddy brought home. He especially loved the dragon baseball hat and wanted to wear it to school.
I guess while times have changed and moms and dads bring home ipod touch's and other fun gadgets, kids still love the good old crap they give away for free.