Thursday, September 8, 2011

Too Much Growing Up

How can Matthew forget about something we took away from him. Every where he looks, on Internet, in stores and newspapers - there is NintendoDS.

Couple of weeks ago we went to our local mall Upper Canada Mall. They have few little attractions - a playground, rides and spinning wheel games.

We we arrived the amusement area and I could only see how Matthew eyes opened up. He noticed the NintendoDS to be one of the prizes in the spinning wheel machine.

'Mommy get this, get this, the NintendoDS' - he got excited.
'Matthew we don't know if we can win it' - I replied.
'Mommy win this, win this' - he kept asking.
'Okay, let see' - I took some cash and we had three tries to accumulate points for the prize.
While I was spinning the wheel, Matthew was cheering me, jumping around and pointing at the game console. 'NintendoDS, NintendoDS, NintendoDS' - he kept yelling, yes yelling. Luckily there were no spectators.

Well we did not win the NintendoDS, but we got a soccer-ball key chain.

I tell you the marketing strategy for the toys and video games  is not helping me.

Later that day we went home and Matthew took his regular nap. When he woke up he started to ask again about NintendoDS.

'Mommy can I get the NintendoDS?' - he asked soon as he woke up. Talking about persistence.
'No Matthew, not yet, you need to be a big boy and be 5 or 6 years old' - I told him again for the millionth time.
'But Mommy I am 3 years old and 5 years old is too much growing up' - he replied.

I smiled.


  1. ah yes, too much growing up... so true but what a sweet age he is now.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. They can't wait to get older, then when it happens they wonder where the time has gone. Thanks for your visit. It's getting ready to storm here, I can hear the thunder.

  3. Aw, please let him have one, please please please?

  4. Hi Anna,

    2 years is too much growing, eh? For us 2 years is nothing, right? ;)

    Matthew is sweet and eager to have that toy (will you resist until he's 5?)...good luck, mum!

    Big hug, girl!

  5. Hard to believe he's only three! What will he be like at 12?

  6. Oooh, two years is FOREVER to a three year old! I wish I could tell you the pester power of kids gets easier as they grow.. but, um, this is only the start, I'm afraid. The joys of motherhood never ends (grin).

  7. Hi there, Anna! Kisses for you and your little Matthew:)


And now lets hear your blobbing, lol!