I just have to share this story with you, it is hilarious!
First I should start off by saying, that despite his pain, there is nothing but humor in this story and I still can't keep a straight face, which makes him even more upset.
For Christmas, my ten year old son asked Santa for an ipod. I really despise ipods, they create statues out of my children, and a ten year old with a $300 toy... really? Not happening here. I have made all my kids that have one buy their own "first" ipod...teaches them the value of it. My oldest has had hers for about two years, this year she dropped it on the bathroom floor and broke the screen, so for Christmas she wanted a new one as well. I did buy her a new one for Christmas, which meant the hand-me-down ipod was up for grabs, and my son who was so disappointed about not getting one became the obvious choice.
Since Christmas day, this kid has not put this thing down. He has been checked out... in statue land for weeks. I thought that he would get enough, you know you only eat a whole bag of cookies once cuz it makes you sick parental approach - but it didn't work. When asked what he got for Christmas, all the other gifts were tossed out of his mind and he replied "an ipod!" while the other person gets a puzzled look on their face and looks at us with disgust when they see the broken little ipod this kid is holding up.
Yesterday, it happened... all of a sudden I hear loud and uncontrollable sobbing coming from my son, while he was in the bathroom. Naturally that is quite a cause for concern, and I came running in fear to find out how I could help. When the door was finally opened, it was my little ten year old, eyes full of tears, sobbing with a wet, dripping, and contaminated ipod in his hand. Yep, you guessed it, it fell in the toilet.
All I could do was burst out in laughter... I couldn't help myself. Right behind me was his sisters, who had heard the sobbing and ran upstairs to find out what it was all about. They compassionatly snatched up the ipod, despite where it had been, and quickly threw it into a bowl of rice. I guess this problem was a topic of discussion among their group of friends a while back, and this was the best course of action for such a tragedy.
This morning I woke to this memorial for ipod Wyatt. I have been laughing all morning. No one yet knows the fate of Wyatt... hopefully he will make it, but if not, this sad little boy has a lot of work ahead of him.
So, if you want to help out a ten year old earn three hundred dollars.... and you have been wanting a pattern, or a reason to buy one....now is the time!