Friday, April 21, 2006

I'm a Great Uncle! The Great Brother Part Is Debatable.

So my niece Evie turned four this month. Being the wonderful uncle that I am I sent her a couple birthday gifts. There are two things that Evie loves: the color green and zebras. This makes gift giving easy. Since the green thing was done for Evie last Christmas, I decided to go the zebra route. I happened to find an adorable little zebra flashlight. Perfect. I shipped it out and got an email and picture yesterday claiming how much Evie likes her gift. See, I'm a great uncle.Today, I got another email saying she got the other present. I also got some other news: the flashlight makes noise. The zebra apparently goes "Doo doo doo doo doo doo over and over again." Whoops. I swear I had no idea. Evie it seems woke up in the middle of the night and started playing with her flashlight. So her poor sister was woken by the Doo doo doo's. I guess I'm a great uncle right only in Evie's eyes. I'm sorry.

This quickly reminded me of Christmas many many years ago. I opened up one of my gifts to see the Han Solo Blaster! I was so thrilled. I quickly ran and got batteries. I pulled the trigger and a piercing "blaster" sound emitted, deafening the family. I remember Mom's first words, "It makes noise?" That was my response when I heard the flashlight went "Doo doo doo." Again, I'm sorry.

4 comments:

Ben said...

Don't worry, he's a mellow kind of Zebra. The doo, doo, doo, doo's are pretty quiet and non-piercing. Exactly the opposite of the Han Solo Blaster. I think you're still the Best Uncle in both your nieces eyes.

Other Ben (K) said...

I remember the blaster gun! That was the inspiration behind a permanent ban on all toys that make noise!

bobby said...

I like how (even unwittingly) you send a toy thousands of miles away that would drive you crazy in the same room.

faith said...

I gave my nieces noisy toys, but now they are older and want clothes...my nephew however is 2 and LOVES noisy toys...I still give them to him...with no appologies! *grin*