I said I wouldn't buy the kids any more toys just because. Our home looks like a Toys R Us as it is. Anyhow we went to the Three Bears Cupcake Hut and Toy store while in Ruidosa NM (great place if you are in the area). After stocking up on baked goods my eyes beheld an Elmo the size of Callum. He had yellow marks on the back of his eyes so I asked for a discount. The owner (who has seen us come and go for years) gave it to us and so I happily bought the giant Elmo for Cally Cally. Cally's eyes got so wide with excitement. He has a new best friend... (Now if he ever finds out Elmo has his own show he might kill me).
The funniest part of the tale has been Harmon. He earns toys through his chores and so he isn't exactly deprived. Nonetheless he has wanted Elmo so badly. He woke up and said he wanted to give Cally back his (spare) baby Elmo. At first I was like what chivalry! NOPE, it was so he could steal the big Elmo. So when Cally wasn't looking he stole the big Elmo and than proceeded to hide his contraband in his room under his bed. Don't worry we rescued Elmo and made Harmon apologize but I know it isn't that easy. He wants that Elmo! Needless to say this is turning into a great opportunity to teach Harmon that not everything you want is yours because you want it in life. Perhaps that is a good lesson for adults as well ;)
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