Turning 7! How awesome is this?!? [*sob* my baby is growing up!] For the first time EVER, when we asked him what he wanted for his birthday, he was able to tell us!
He described it all in great detail about how there would be friends, and balloons and birthday cake and presents to open. Thankfully, he didn’t describe any theme, so I took it upon myself to do Finding Dory decorations –of course he loved it. But here’s the fun part. When asked what present he wanted to open at his birthday, he replied that he wanted a vacuum cleaner.
Yes. You read that right. A Vacuum Cleaner. I wasn’t sure if he was serious until he told Nana. Then Pappy. Then Auntie. Then Gramma and Poppa. Then his therapists. I will admit that I was a little concerned, as a vacuum is not a quiet item. It’s loud, he covers his ears and usually avoids whatever room it is running in. I didn’t want to get him a toy one, because it was too small and he was too big for that kind of thing.
To make sure, I asked him, “What would you do with it?”
His answer in all seriousness “Clean up, clean up!”
So the quandary. What to do? It wasn’t like I could go out and get him his own Dyson –those things are not cheap! So I looked into dust busters and the like. I found a $20 stick vacuum that was light on the motor and had to be plugged in.
So I rounded out his birthday presents with a play-cleaning kit and a little Spirograph to see if it would interest him.
He was ecstatic over the vacuum. He pulled that puppy out and proceeded to vacuum my floors.
He didn’t ask for an Xbox, or the latest bike, or for the latest hottest toy. A vacuum cleaner.
I’m already blessed –I’ll never be behind on washing laundry because he already does it. (Now if I can just stay on top of actually folding and putting away!) And I don’t have to worry about my floors getting away from me because Mr. J is on the job with his vacuum cleaner!
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