Mommy and I bought your birthday and Christmas gifts months ahead of time. It’s funny because I had actually completely forgotten what your birthday gifts were, since they’ve been wrapped and in storage for so long.
So when you opened them a month ago on your 5th birthday, they were just as much as a surprise to me as they were to you.
While you truly loved your gifts, there was one dud; though fortunately, you didn’t really seem to notice. You were very excited to open it, as it was your first one we let you open:
A couple of months ago, Mommy bought a “3D Pirate Ship” kite from Zoolilly; knowing that we would be celebrating your birthday on the beaches of Destin, Florida. We had never considered the assembly process, though.
Granted, I’m not good about figuring out how to put things together, but this kite barely come with any instructions; in addition to being quite complicated to begin with.
The instructions were very cryptic and minimal. (Without surprise, the kite was made in China.) Mommy and I spent an hour figuring out how to assemble the thing; and we barely got the job done.
On my own, I would have just given up and immediately thrown it in the garbage. Mommy’s help is what saved the kite from instant destruction.
Once we finally got the thing built, I had preconceived ideas on how it would fly: Amazing, but short-lived.
I was accurate in my prediction.
By the time I got the kite flying high enough for you to hold on to the string, it began self-destructing in the air.
Its life lasted about 2 minutes. You never got to fly it.
Fortunately, you were too distracted by running in the sand and waves to realize that I snuck in the kite into the garbage can.
Yes, it was the worst present you gave you for your birthday, but it fortunately was also the most forgettable; especially in a beach setting.