My husband says that I spoil Joey, not because he’s the baby, or because he’s adorably cute, but because he has type 1 diabetes. I have been trying to figure out if I am guilty as charged or if I just spoil him because that’s what I do.
Case in point: Bucky Balls! These little round magnets make for hours of fun. We first saw them at a friends house, you know who you are, (Nicki) her kids get very fun, out of the ordinary type toys, like the Bucky Balls. Every time we leave her house, Joey has a new obsession. I use the word obsession because he has always been the kind of person that when he wants something, he REALLY can’t get his mind off of it, he will talk about it until he earns enough money to get it, or we cave in and get it for him, normally, the latter. So, last month these Bucky Balls were his obsession.
Trouble is, these toys/items can’t be found at Target, or even Toys R Us! I have to get out the computer, call every Children’s Musuem gift shop, or Science Surplus store within a 50 mile radius to find them. Ultimately, we end up going to Amazon.com and ordering. We ended up ordering the Bucky Balls from Amazon, at a very good price! 🙂
This doesn’t answer the question as to why I go to the lengths that I do to find & get him everything he wants. Or why everytime we visit Children’s hospital for his endo appointment, we stop at the gift shop, even at dad’s dismay! I think maybe a part of me wants to give him the world, because his life is harder than most kids. We don’t dwell on that, but it’s the truth. Of course the joy on his face when he gets whatever it is, is priceless to me.
So, as the Dictionary describes the word Indulgence as: “the act or practice of indulging; gratification of desire.”
I plead guilty as charged, it’s not the worst offense I could be charged with.
Gotta go run and find green Nike socks, his latest obsession. 🙂
P.S. Not sure what my excuse is for spoiling Tony?