Friday, July 27, 2007
In preparation for Nico's birthday party, my friend Chris, an astronomy professor, asked me what Nico is into these days. His two daughters were planning to attend Nico's party and Chris was in charge of procuring a gift. I told Chris not to get him anything since he already has too much stuff.
Chris called me "a mean mom". So I sighed and told him that Nico is really into planets and outer space, thinking Chris would seize the opportunity to get a stars and planets children's book, per his expertise, etc.
No. Instead, Chris got him this freaking loud Spider-Man Talking Room Guard with Motion Sensor that shrieks whenever you walk past it. Actually, it shrieks if you even breathe near it. Chris said he thought Nico would appreciate an audible warning any time I came near his room.
Of course, Nico declared the gift "awesome!" but when he turned his back, Vic immediately and quietly disabled the sound device and hid it.