Monday, October 1, 2012

YaYa Opens Her Nook E-Reader



Sure, I did a Christmas morning post, and loaded it with pictures. As I said in that write-up, however, YaYa's reaction to her Nook was worth a post all its own.

She'd been asking for a Nook, the electronic e-reader, for over a year. I had no doubt she'd use it, since she's a voracious reader, but I just couldn't afford it. Around November an opportunity arose for me to get one for her, and I didn't hestitate to fork over the cash.

She saw her Nook before it was wrapped, but Lisa (after scolding her for snooping) brushed it off by saying it was a gift for me. We made this all the more credible a statement by having me open my Nook first. She was happy for me, but you could tell she was jealous.

And then we gave her the package.

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I don't think she knew what it was. Not a clue. And then she came unglued.

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She started crying. She tried covering her face, but the emotions were too strong, and she lay there on the floor short of breath and weeping.

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I thought she was doing this for show, but it quickly became clear that wasn't the reason. No. We had simply SCORED THE BEST GIFT EVER for the kid. :)

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She calmed down and opened the Nook cover we bought her, but began to cry again. Ginger, who at the time wasn't very close to her (they grew closer here in 2012) went and put her arms around her to support her.

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What a great moment. What a great reaction. What a "remember this forever" Christmas memory :)

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2 comments:

Donna said...

You take the best kid pictures ever. That's why I have you on Google reader. I love your kids.

Slapinions said...

Thanks Donna!