Besides the free samples and useless gadgets, the cheapo advent calendars with the crappy chocolates inside caught Matthew's eye. He asked in the sweetest, little voice if I could please get him one. I had been looking for a nice permanent one with the little drawers, but I haven't found one I like, yet. By the time we left the store, I had forgotten. But later that night, the hubs and I were killing time at the laundromat, (we had to buy a washer and dryer set for the new house and they haven't been delivered yet), and decided we needed donuts. To the grocery store! The grocery store had a display of cheapo advent calendars and I thought I'd get them and have Clyde deliver them to the kids. (A day late, but who cares? CHOCOLATE!!!!)
Matthew woke me up the next morning with the widest of eyes!
M: "Remember that thing with the numbers and the chocolate?"
Me: "What?" (It's good to fake ignorance to help the magic. ;) )
M: "That thing with the chocolate at the kitchen store that I asked you to get me."
Me: "Oh yeah, sorry bud! I forgot to get it for you."
M: "Now, you don't have to! Clyde got some for us!"
Me: "What?! Really?! Cool!!"
Happiness all around. :)