Yesterday, the Eldest received a birthday gift from my parents. Want a great tip to make a kid really happy on his birthday? First, grab a box. Then take 30 one dollar bills, crumple them up lightly and throw them in the box. Wrap gorgeously for the kid to open. You'll get this response:
Now, beware. See the little fella? That smile was only for a split second and right before he realized that there would be none of those little green thingies coming his way. There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth, stomping of feet and huge tears once he figured out that those pretties were not for him. We had to give him two of dollars of his own to keep him (The Youngest) from punching his brother out of anger because he (The Eldest) wouldn't fork over any. Life is never dull with The Youngest around.