Sometimes The Best Things Are Free
Lemme tell you how much fun it is NOT to have to wait to open your Christmas presents!
This year however, not due to slow mail, but due to big-chain malarky, Chunky got to experience Second Birthday.
Everyone's Favorite Blog Mom ordered him this from Amazon and instructed them to ship it directly to our address:
Legos + Starwars + Genetic Geekiness inherited from his father = One Happy Chunky!
She ordered it the beginning of November--there was plenty of time for it to get to us by November 27--Chunky's birthday.
Did we get it in time for his birthday?
Ding-dong, you're wrong.
Grandma called Amazon and spoke to their representatives in Bombay and they informed her they would ship it mid-December instead.
Ok, cool. I figured that would give Chunky something nice to have when the spotlight was on Moochie 100% for his birthday on December 19. Especially considering Moochie kinda stole the show in cuteness while eating Chunky's birthday cake.
The middle of December came and went.
Grandma finally got pissed with all the excuses Amazon kept giving her for why it hadn't shipped and cancelled the order with Amazon and got her money back.
She figured they'd try to look for the book closer to home.
On December 22--nearly a month after Chunky's birthday I get the following email from Grandma:
Pretty sweet huh?
Hey guess what? Good things come to people who wait!!! We got the book!!!
The only thing is it does not have the Luke Skywalker lego man that is suppose
to come with it. But the price was GOOD!!! 0000000000000000$$$$$$$$. Daddy went to a book store in Wasilla* and told the guy there what we went through and how we just gave up and thought that we should get Chunky something different. The guy told Daddy to give him his name and # and that he would search all his warehouses to see if he could find one. I guess the guy does the book fairs/sales for the schools in south central and so he has warehouses (storage units) close to the schools. Well...While Daddy was choosing a book for Blue Face Lester the guy came out of his back room and had this book...When Daddy went to pay for it the guy said "No charge"!!!!! Love, Mom
I think Wendy was on to something with her chain-store challenge. Long live the local bookstore!
Chunky LOVES the dictionary and the other little something Grandma threw into the box:
She made him a fleece-tie blanket. He wanted to go to bed a little early today so he could snuggle with it in bed! Ha ha!
Happy Second Birthday Chunky! And thanks Grandma and Grandpa!
*Home of the infamous bump-haired-crazy-baby-namin'-VP-wannabe!