Two weeks ago Jonathan handed me a five page report. It was typed and included pictures which accompanied the text. It was a very nice presentation.
Except it wasn't a school report ... it was a birthday wish list.
He gave me a wish list in mid-September for his birthday which comes at the end of October.
"Don't you think this is a bit early?" I asked.
"No, I just wanted to give you some time," he replied. "Some of that stuff you can only get online."
"Hmmm." I replied. "Well, you do know that a wish list is just that ... a wish list. There are no guarantees."
"I know," he said. "It's also to give you some ideas."
"Well, I have a few ideas already," I admitted. "For example, I know you need new underwear, new socks, and a new pair of jeans."
"Mom!" he said, truly horrified.
Yesterday was October 1, and Jonathan reminded me that this was his birthday month and wanted to know if I had any questions about the list.
"What list?" I asked.
After he left for school I pulled out the list. I'd better get going. Only 19 days left to get the underwear, socks, and jeans.