Saturday, March 15, 2008

Party Pooper

Finding the perfect gift for someone always makes you feel good. But in Mongolia, where you just never know what you'll find, it's even more exciting.

The other day, Hetee and I were in a small grocery store, picking up a few things. I noticed a display with reusable stickers. Since Abi's birthday is coming up I was on the lookout for something she'd like, to make her day extra special. I thumbed through the different sticker selections, I came across a huge "Strawberry Shortcake" sticker. Perfect! I thought

We paid for our stuff and headed home. Knowing I'd be ambushed by the kids when I walked through the door, I left Abi's sticker on a shelf on the porch. I thought I'd bring it in later and hide it until her big day.

Well, I forgot and the next day, the kids were playing on the porch with their friends and Nate, who's now apparently tall enough to see onto the shelf, spotted the sticker. He brought it to me and asked what it was. I snatched it quickly and told him it was a secret and not to tell Abi. He said he already did so I told him to talk about something else so she would forget. He said he'd try, then he ran back outside.

I overheard this:

(Nate, very excited)

Abi! Remember that thing I just showed you?! It's your birthday present! Now quick, think of something else!

Real smooth, Nate.

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