Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Jacob Makes a Fateful Discovery

My thoughtful husband went to Target to pick up some OTC medicine for my stomach (because having a cold wasn't enough for me, I gotta go for the gusto) earlier this evening and took Short Stuff along for the ride.

He decided to introduce Jacob to The Toy Aisles (cue theme for 2001: A Space Odyssey) this is the first time that Jacob really NOTICED the toy section, and by that I mean the little guy had an epiphany.

My husband said he stopped dead in his tracks, clenched his fists, his arms rigid at his sides, and looked slowly around at the wondrous sight. He then took a long, deep breath and began flapping his arms up and down frantically, squealing a jubilant ''EEEEEEEE!!!!'' as he raced down the aisle, clearly overcome by the idea of All. These. TOYS.

My husband got him an inexpensive car and muttered to me that he may have made a tactical error by introducing him to the toy aisle concept.... but maybe Jacob wouldn't remember next time?

While his daddy was running the bath, I asked Jacob if he had fun at the store with daddy?

He put his hands on my cheeks and leaned forward, looking at me with his serious expression.

''Caaaaaaar,'' he whispered, almost reverently.

Oh, I suspect he's going to remember.


Suzie said...

The toy aisle. What a mysterious amazing place. My son spent 45 minutes there at Target this weekend. He still talks of the wonders seen there.

Betsey Booms said...

They never forget.

Guinevere Meadow said...

I can just picture the look of wonder on his face! lol!

Heather J. said...

Oh there's no going back now.....Children have memories like elephants, your son and your shopping will never, ever be the same.

I'll pray for you.

We are THAT family said...

OMG, that is sooo cute. My youngest hasn't had that epiphany yet. Can't wait to capture it.

Reluctant Housewife said...

So funny.

Sass E-mum said...

LOL. Big mistake!

frannie said...

you are in for a long and slow hell.