The boys got a Target gift card from a nice, family friend for Christmas. They were thrilled! I made them use half of it to buy gifts for their brother for Christmas.
I did this for two reasons.
1) It made them feel more like it was "their money".
2) It made giving better than receiving.
3) I knew they would buy the exact same thing for each other so it was just like using it for themselves! Ha! Ok, I admit. Sometimes, I use the twin thing to my advantage!
So with the rest of the money, we trucked off to Target the day after Christmas in a snow storm. I know. What was I thinking? But the money was burning a hole in their pockets and they wanted to get just one more Skylander. Ugh...
Once we got there, Rocco saw a snowboard. He was smitten. He has been playing a game lately called Rat on a Snowboard and he loves it!
So as soon as we got home, he wanted to go outside and try it out. Zeke preferred to play the game inside. Zeke is more my style! Ha!
Even though by now it was dark out, my boy was determined!
But... Here he is coming in because it really was too dark. Ha!
As I put the boys to bed I told Rocco, "You know learning to use a snowboard might take some practice. Not many people can just jump on and do tricks like rat on a snowboard."
I just knew he had dreams of jumping on and doing flips right away. That is the reason I love him! He always sees himself bigger than he is. Unfortunately, usually this ends in a very disappointed little man when the reality of his limitations hit him. I have seen him disappointed too many times. Sure enough, his response was, "Well, I might!"
To which I replied, "I hope so but just know you may have to practice for a little while before you can do a flip."
To which he replied, "Mom. It's Jesus's birthday. So he is in a good mood. So he will give me good luck."
I laughed and kissed him super hard!
This morning he woke up and right after breakfast got dressed in his snow suit all by himself and ran out in the snow.
Jesus must have stayed in a good mood because do you know that little boy strapped that snowboard to his feet and away he went down the hill! Just like that.
He ran up to the house and peeked his head in the door wall and said, "See! I told you!"