Tuesday, October 29, 2013
31 days: October 29
His birthday is coming up on the 6th and he's mentioned wanting to get a new iPad Air. His iPad is three years old, and is now so sluggish that it tends to kick him out anytime he tries to view any site that is graphics heavy. He was so very thrilled with this first generation iPad and he still uses it daily. But, the older generation iPads can no longer keep up with the demands on many web sites, and of course, video is really slow to load and play, if it will. Last night, as we were finishing dinner, I asked him, "So, what do you want for your birthday?" He sighed and said, "Well, you know I would have loved to have a new iPad, but we can just make our weekend trip we took be my birthday for this year." He had wanted to get away, and I wanted him to be able to get away for the weekend. Mentally, he really needed it worse than me. "OK," I said, "that's fine. Once we pay everything off (property taxes are due, ad valorem taxes are due, our car insurance is due, plus paying for the glorious weekend we had), we'll look at getting you one sometime next year."
That was the moment I inwardly smiled with a straight, solemn face. Yay! I can surprise him!!! So, you know where I'll be sometime this weekend... at the Apple Store in the mall! He will be so flabbergasted that I went ahead and got an iPad for him, and I'll get to crow that I surprised him. Shhhhhh! Don't worry, he won't read this, and it will be even more fun that all of you are in on it. Weeeee!
Then again, it could turn out like the first iPad purchase... nah... what are the odds?