Birthday Gifts

Isaac is a crafty boy.  After seeing Belle's birthday haul, he begins

making demands.

"I will have a phone, a camera, a bike, and some games."  He declares

in his best drive through order voice.

"Is that all?"  I ask.

"Well, maybe some guys too, oh, and some legos."  Sarcasm, it seems is

lost on the nearly six.

I explain to him the economics of birthdays.  "If you get inexpensive

presents, you get many, but if you get an expensive present, you get

one, as long as it is not too expensive."   I tell him, "Cameras, and

bikes and phones are very expensive, so you do not get all three of

them plus others.  But, you are definitely not getting a phone.  You

are five."

"Yes, but I will be six."

"Six year olds do not get phones."

"Well, Matthew (name changed to protect the jerk parents (too harsh?))

has one."  I thought that I would get a longer reprieve from the peer


"Well, six year old Whitacres do not get phones, why do you even want one?"

"To call my people."  Your people?

"Son, none of your friends even have phones."

"Well, I could call their moms then."

"Sorry, you are not getting a phone."  He huffs a little, but seems do

have forgotten his phone aspiration by bedtime.

The next morning, he is chipper.

"Dad, do you and mom like being tographers?"

"Son, we love it.  We get to do what we love and hang out with you

kids during the day."

"Dad, I love you guys.  I want to be like you.  I want to be a

tographer."  This is sweet sentiment.  What parent can't help feeling

pride that their kid wants to be like them.  I begin to smile.

My lips turn upwa..."Dad, you know what tographers need?"


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