Matt teases me…but I get the kids a first day of summer present every year, which we give to them the first day after school is over. I love to celebrate, and I love making things special. We don’t spend a lot, and we don’t buy our kids toys/non-necessities very often, if at all, except as birthday/Christmas presents. So I feel just fine about getting them a few treats for the summer. Are you wondering why Matt would tease me? He says I’ll use any excuse for a celebration and a present – valentine’s presents, Easter presents, St. Patrick’s day presents, May Day presents, and now a summer present! For the record, I do get treats for Valentine’s and Easter (but just candy usually), and have never in my life bought a St. Patrick’s Day or May Day gift (I don’t even celebrate May Day because I’d never heard of it before I moved to Nebraska – except maybe in Little House on the Prairie.) He’s all talk – I know he loves it too. :)
Anyway… I got us a new sprinkler, because ours was from before Matt & I got married, and has been destroyed over the years. I got Luke mostly books – a new Bible study he & Matt are going to work on together, the latest in a series he’s loved reading, and Star Wars trivia book that he’s been wanting for months (that retails for $30…but which I got on half.com for under FIVE, including shipping. I’m pretty impressed with myself.) For Tobin, I got some sand toys and a bubble gun.
We went to a graduation party for my friend Ashley last month, and someone had bubble guns for the kids to play with – boy was THAT a hit! And he has LOVED having one of his own.
You know who likes bubbles almost as much as Tobin?