Saturday, November 27, 2010
This week my hubby turned the big 5-0. The boys and I took him out for a fancy birthday dinner. A package was waiting for us on our doorstep upon our return. It was a gift from my hubby's brother.
The boys watched with rabid anticipation as he carefully opened the box. As the contents were removed from the packing, all three sons could no longer contain their excitement. Amidst the tears of joy and howling cheers, stood my bewildered husband.
This is the parent who forbids gaming systems from entering our humble abode. Two years ago, my sister was forced to take back a Wii that she bought the boys for Christmas. "The technology makes the games too realistic, therefore highly addictive", was the reasoning.
The boys were never told. Until now.
The X-Box 360 Kinect sits unopened like a prisoner on Death Row.
Will the gift be returned? Or will it be re-engineered as a controller for Daddy's computer?
Or as my boys are hoping, that against all odds, that the Birthday Present will be used as it was intended and shared with the family?
Only time will tell.....