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The gift that keeps on giving

My in-laws were here last week & as usual they came bearing gifts.

They gave Jake a remote-controlled robot.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a human being so utterly excited & happy.

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Apologies for the poor picture quality – lightbulbs & fuseboxes gave out at the same time in the new house & my ‘phone’s camera isn’t great in low light

It talks! It walks! It dances! It shoots things at Mummy & Daddy & Nanny & Papa & Ellie & EVERYTHING!

Ellie got a Barbie with detachable & movable butterfly wings, which she loved. She was scared of the robot at first & I had to keep her (& Barbie – where we figured out how to work her wings) ‘safe’ in the next room for a while. She soon joined in the fun though, & before long was jumping around the room singing “Robot rampage!”.

Soon after she was even holding Barbie in front of the robot while it fired discs at her head!

Poor Barbie! I’m sure they’ll patch things up…

Is there ever a greater joy for a little boy than using a remote control to get his robot to shoot coloured discs at his Grandad? I don’t think so.

I got some fantastic videos of the action, but the rest of the family haven’t embraced this ‘sharing on the interwebs’ thing as much as yours truly – despite this blog being the Mummy’s idea! – so unfortunately I can’t post them here.

Even in the midst of all the excitement & fun Jake still managed to show his deeper, thoughtful side: 

“Can I keep this forever?” he asked

“Yes of course; it’s yours”

“When I’m bigger I want to give this to my children. It can be for their Christmas”.

(“HE’S 3! Where does he get this stuff from?!” my brain is screaming.)

The room went quiet. Even the noisy robot had the good sense to shut up.

A magic moment in the midst of a magic moment :)

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10 thoughts on “The gift that keeps on giving

  1. Aww! Thanks for visiting my blog…it brought me to the first daddy blog that will be up on my reading list. Grandparents always brought magic, aren’t they :) I hope barbie doll hasn’t got a high heels shoes, it hurts when you accidentally step on it! lol
    Lovely post :)

    • Thanks, that’s quite a compliment! :)

      They do seem to always come up with great gifts, yes::)

      Barbie’s heels are quite soft, so no problem there, & have already been removed by Ellie – but thanks for the warning!

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