Gray had a whopping ten dollars burning a hole in his pocket and so I promised him a trip to the store to buy Legos. I hadn't told him we'd first be canvassing the entire town with Listen To Your Mother posters and cards. Eventually he found a small box of Legos he wanted but then hesitated: this was morning-time and his brothers wouldn't be home for a few more hours. He'd have to wait that long to build them.
I told him I would build it for him.YOU KNOW HOW TO BUILD LEGOS? His eyes popped out of his head right there in aisle 27.
I was like, huh. I can drive a car. I can birth babies. I can make breakfastlunchanddinner magically appear and then later the mess disappear. I can read. I can write. I can do math sometimes in my head. I can make milk and sustain a life for far too long. But oh, LEGOS? Wow.
It was about time I did something that impressed him.
Oh, and... the winner of the netbook is Cariann. I seriously was overcome with the heaviest anxiety when it came time to submit for a number on random.org. The comments here all made me wish I could pick who needed it most or give one away to everyone all Oprah-style. So, I took a moment to pray (for real) that whomever was meant to win it randomly, would. And for those who are still in need, I pray that you will be taken care of in another fun way, too. I hope you all understand!