My son is really excited about christmas for a different reason!!

@muscare (3069)
Australia
November 20, 2007 2:41am CST
My wife came out from putting my four year old son to bed, with a big smile. She told me that my son said that the best thing about christmas is that he and my wife are going to get me a new toolbox for christmas!! How cute is that? He's not excited about presents he might get, but because of the one he's getting me. My wife knows I don't need a new toolbox, but as she said, how can she possibly tell him. He was so proud and excited to have thought of that gift! What would you do in this situation, would you play along?
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
20 Nov 07
How sweet, and absolutely I would play along...What would you say, "sorry son, I already have lots of tool boxes so that isn't a great idea..Now let me tell you what I really want."...LOL..you better not even think about it Muscare....LOL How precious of a child is he...I am sure his heart is just racing at the thought of doing this for his daddy.. Play along...He will remember this Christmas for along time..
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Ok, Feona, you can ease off, I'm not going to shatter my son by telling him I don't need a new toolbox. In fact, I have decided it's the best thing I could ever have, a new toolbox from my loving son. He is such a gorgeous boy, he makes me so happy to be a dad.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
22 Nov 07
I was just joking...You do know that right? I know you wouldn't shatter his thoughtfulness..I didn't mean to come across as being rude...I am sorry....please forgive me....I feel really awful now that I upset you....I didn't mean too!
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
23 Nov 07
I know you were joking Feona, and so was I. Seems I misplace those three little letters that can change the feeling of a discussion...'LOL'. You don't need to apologise, you didn't upset me, but I'll apologise for making you feel like you had to! Hope you'll forgive me...
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@furion1 (274)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
Whoa! Your son is so sweet! Now that's what Christmas is all about! It's great that your kid is not like other children who keeps on asking for gifts. You should be proud! Your son is an unselfish kid. A new toolbox sounds nice too hehe. I think you just need to play along. It's his idea and let's see what will happen. Maybe he has some other plans for Christmas. Remember he got so excited with his Idea and it'll break his heart if it didn't come true. I also suggest you give something nice to your son. Advance Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope it'll all goes well.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Yes, he is sweet, and I'm really looking forward to getting a new toolbox. Just the look on my sons face will make it the best gift! My wife and I have just about finished our christmas shopping, and the one thing he really wants is a new bike, and that is on order! Merry christmas to you in advance also.
@furion1 (274)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
Thank you. Give him a cool bike :-) ok?
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
22 Nov 07
Sure will. From my point of view, it won't be as good as my toolbox, but he'll love his bike, I'm sure!
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
20 Nov 07
Awwww, how adorable..Thats just so sweet..Of course you would have to go along with it, he would be shattered otherwise...
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
I couldn't even dream of hurting my son by not liking or wanting a new toolbox. It'll definitely replace another very easily, and it'll bring a smile to my face every time I use it.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Of course you will...
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
Wow... that is so sweet of your son... he already knows the value of giving at a very young age...meaing he is a giver rather than a taker... you and your wife must be doing a very good job raising him... i hope all parents are like that... Just keep on doing what you are doing and i can see that when your son grows up... he will be an asset to society... those kind of things show at a very young age...
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Thank you for your lovely comments, you make me feel even more proud of my son, and it is really nice to hear someone tell you that you are doing a good job raising your child. Thank you!
@SViswan (12071)
• India
21 Nov 07
That is so sweet of your son:) And he's just 4 and thinking of his dad:) Maybe your wife can ask him to make a list of things that he thinks daddy might like as a gift and ask daddy to choose what he likes best or maybe they can brainstorm together to think up the perfect gift for daddy.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Thanks for your comments, I have actually decided that a new toolbox from my darling son is just what I need, especially because he has been so happy with himself since thinking up the idea. I'm really looking forward to it.
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@SViswan (12071)
• India
21 Nov 07
That's great! He's going to love the fact that that's what you needed:) Such a lovely family! You know what? Things like this make me happy and you have a wonderful son and you are a great dad! God bless!
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
22 Nov 07
I'm so glad to have made you happy, as you have to me with your very nice comments. Thank you!
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
20 Nov 07
You can certainly be so proud of that boy of yours, who thinks of you at Christmas rather than what he will get from his parents. Sure, you can keep his spirits and enthusiasm up by playing along, but you will end up with a gift you probably won't use. But I would suggest another approach you can use. Think of something else that you can certainly do with that's inexpensive, say a new spade for gardening (or whatever you really need). Get your wife to whisper to your son what you will really need. Don't say to him that you do not need a toolbox, or that he will waste his time or money buying a toolbox. She can say something like "I think your daddy really needs a spade (or whatever), because he has been asking me to buy him one recently... How about you getting him a spade? I know he will be very excited to receive one from you". If your son hears that, he might turn his excitement to that spade as an alternate gift for you rather than the toolbox. After all, in his mind, anything that you will appreciate may be good enough for him to think about giving. Then ask your wife to buy the gift and let him giftwrap it, and keep it a secret until Christmas to surprise you. You think that will work, and keep him happy and excited?
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
That is certainly an idea, but now after thinking about it some more, I do really want that toolbox. Sure, it won't have to be expensive, but the very fact that my son thought of it all by himself, makes it extra special! I am very proud of him, he really does think about what others want. Thank you for your idea, though!
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
21 Nov 07
Well, I suppose any present your son wants to give you will be special and meaningful. You can't pur a price on that. Remember to be surprised and excited when you open it in front of him, and then see the joy and satisfaction on his face. The joy of giving...that's what Christmas brings...we only have to feel it in our hearts.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
I won't need to try very hard to act excited, just seeing the eagerness and excitement on my son's face will be all the motivation that I need. I'm smiling just thinking about it!
@homelife (17)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
Wow, thats sweet!!! haaay... I would look forward to the day when my son learns to talk already! You have a very sweet and thoughtful son! You are blessed! Congratulations!
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
23 Nov 07
He is sweet, and I do feel very blessed to have such a beautiful son. Thanks for your lovely comments.
• United States
20 Nov 07
Aww that is really adorable!! I just love the thought process of children! Yes you should play along! Hes too excited about it, could you really not? hehe A few months ago my friends 5yr old turned 6 and heard us talking about giving people things that we just didnt use or need anymore. So when he got a new bike he did just that. There was a little boy in their neighborhood that didnt have one. So her son came in all proud of himself one day and told her that so and so wouldnt have to chase the rest of them around on foot anymore, he gave him his old bike. LOL You cant deny a kid when they feel so proud of themselves. Bay Lay Gray xx
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
No, there is no way I couldn't play along. In fact, it is the one gift that I now really want, more than any, just because it is from my precious son. That is cute that your friend's son gave away his old bike, but I'm not too sure how they would've really felt, lol!
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@imadriscoll (2230)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Not only would I play along I would treasure that toolbox for the rest of my life. Your son obviously has seen you use a toolbox before and thinks that it is something that you really enjoy. He loves his daddy and wants to share that love with you. I believe that the true meaning of Christmas is about a Father and His Son and the most treasured gift imaginable. This story is a reflection of that love.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
I am going to treasure my new toolbox, and it will remind me of my sons love everytime I use it. Thank you for your comments, and I really like your thoughts on christmas.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
20 Nov 07
you have a very sweet son. just proves that you did not raise him to be unselfish. in this very selfish world, i say that your son is making a difference. how i wish that most people are like him - more giving. i suggest that you will just be happy about that situation that you are in. you really are blessed muscare! anne
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Thank you for you kind words, and I know he is making a big difference to my wife and I's life. But he really does leave a good impression on most people he meets. I am very happy and proud of my son, and a toolbox is just what I really need. Thanks again.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
20 Nov 07
It's great that he is excited about sharing instead of just about what he will get. It's great that he gets more joy out of what he can give to those he loves. I think if I had 20 toolboxes I'd still love to get this one...simply b/c of who it's from. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Yes, I'm thinking just like you, and I'm really looking forward to receiving this toolbox, it will be the best one ever. It's this sort of thing that makes christmas extra special.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
20 Nov 07
LOL omg thats too adorable! And yes I would definately play along... Thats great that he's excited about someone elses gift and that he's proud (as he should be, he definately thought about things daddy needs/would like etc ya know)...Too cute!!
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Yes, he is so adorable and cute, he makes being a parent so enjoyable and rewarding. I'm going to love my new toolbox, it'll be special!
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
20 Nov 07
awwwe thats so sweet and i would just let him give you that tool box,it's not gonna hurt you to have another one,matter of fact it will come in handy one day i am sure.but the point is this will put the biggest smile on your sons face and thats just priceless itself.even if you don't use the tools you can replace the look on your sons face and how happy he is gonna be to give that to you.he is just so sweet and caring.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
I'm actually really hanging out for a new toolbox, it is going to be one of the best presents ever! Even now, when he tells me that he is going to give me a special present for christmas, he is just bursting with pride. Just makes me want to hug him forever!
• India
20 Nov 07
aaaaahhh so sweet........ just give him lotts of huggs and kisses....... and make him happpy.....
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Those are the things my son gets plenty of, and there will never be any shortage of hugs and kisses. I wouldn't dream of disappointing him.
• United States
20 Nov 07
Get the tool box, it is worth it to see the smile on his precious little face when you open the present. My daughter does the same thing. She is daddy's little girl. When my hubby has to go off to work and his already running late, he would still stay to make her happy. One time my daughter was drawing a picture of a circle family for us. She already showed my hubby the drawing. When she finish color the flowers on that same drawing, she ran to show her daddy. He was running out the door cause he was late. But he stop came back in. Picked her up and looked at the picture like it was a masterpiece and gave her big kisses and praised her. Then she asked him to put it up for her on the fridge, he did that too. Yes, he was very late for work. His boss did chew him out, but he said that moment in time he would not have traded it for the world. Good luck!
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
It is things like that that really do mean so much to kids. So many would have just kept going, not bothering with that special picture. You must be very proud of your hubby, and with good reason! And I really do want a new toolbox!
@riyasam (16578)
• India
20 Nov 07
oh your boy is so sweet.one more toolbox would not hurt you and please do not hurt his sentiments.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
20 Nov 07
Yes, you are right, I can never have too many toolboxes, lol! He is sweet, and I wouldn't dream of hurting his feelings!
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
1 Jan 08
That is so cute! Did you get the toolbox?