Lucy is very susceptible to any commercial on television. She seems to have an affinity for products that end up in the Walgreen's near our house in the "As Seen on TV" isle. I won't go into the pro's and con's of children watching television here. I know they shouldn't, but they do. Enough said. Mother's Day shopping time came, and Lucy and her Very Best Daddy went to Walgreen's to make purchase of some secret items. All I was told was that "tehehe, I got you some very special things that start with the letter Topsy Turvy...but I'm not gonna tell you til Mudder's day. tehehe."
The Topsy Turvy is an upside-down hanging plant contraption advertised on TV that Lucy has been going on about for weeks. She points out that you "just plant, water, and grow, beautiful tomatoes, mama. And they don't get spoiled on the ground!" Her recitation of the commercials cracks me up and makes me sad. It is kind of like hearing little kids say the F-word. So funny, but so terribly wrong. As Lucy was also in charge of picking out Tennessee's present for me, it came from that very same isle of that very same store. It is a frying pan with five little grilling cups in it designed to grill up tiny "slider's". Lucy pointed out several times that I could "brown up burger's in minutes." She also pointed out just how easy it would be. The word "slider" used to describe food makes my tummy feel icky, but that is just me. Maybe I can just call it the "tiny magic burger" maker and have a nice day.
I have to say that I really appreciate the two gifts she picked out for me. Of the items she sees advertised, then reports back to me about, these are the two most applicable to my work as Lucy's Mother. It makes me feel like she really does appreciate my contributions to her life. I am the Grower of Things in Dirt and Maker of Burgers.