On a warm summer day the door bell rang sending 4 children running to the door. Clambering past them I open the door to see the delivery man already in his truck. I yell thank you and he took a moment to smile and wave. The box was very big and all 4 children rushed to help one another carry it in. They didn’t help one another because it was heavy but because it was part of the fun. The middle two children 4 and 6 asked their older sister to read the label and see who it was for, each in hopes it was for them. It was however in my name.
“I don’t think you can fit on that toy Mom” came a question from my 6 year old son. Followed by “Nope, this can’t be for you, it must be for me!” said my 4 year old daughter sure she was right. Knowing this was a blog review item I made the children wait till Daddy got home that afternoon. They said it was unfair torture and I let them know I could always give it to a neighbor. This kept them from opening the box but I admit I got some glares from them not liking the lesson in patience.
Daddy came home and before he could even get his digital camouflage jacket off and hung up, never mind his military boots, the kids where on him chattering a mile a minute about the big box and the toy that was in it and how it had to be for them and how I was too big to play with it. He calmed them down and had them sit on the floor to wait while he got out of his military uniform. After he had a moment to himself and checked in with me about the box he sat with kids on the floor and opened the box. Inside held a few bright red pieces. Each child wanted to help, specially our 2 year old so had to hold her while the rest put the red toy together with delight. Using his pocket tools, the one as a Geek Daddy he felt he always needs on him, he figured it all out. When it was together Daddy instructed no one to get on it till we read the instructions and safety information. The kids sat quietly for him as they some times do when they know fun is right around the corner. But who was this toy for they wondered. I admit I wondered too what child it would be best for, I still didn’t know honestly. With the toy together I don’t think my oldest daughter of 12 years had much expectation out of it but she was still excited. She really is such a joy and a great big sister I must add.
So what was it?