Remember the Nexus 7 tablet review I did a few weeks before Christmas? Grant wanted his own tablet and I wanted to know if the Nexus 7 was good for kids…. Anyhow, the way that Christmas morning went down, I thought a follow up post was in order.
Grant had been saying that he wanted his own tablet so he could skype with Devin, who is away at boot camp. To my knowledge, he didn’t write to Santa to let him know this, so Santa brought Grant a new bike. Bright and early on Christmas morning, there was a light tapping on our bedroom door. It was Conner. “Grant is crying because Santa brought him a bike instead of a tablet. What do I do….?”
Oy vey. Handsome Hubby suggested that Conner give his little brother a few words of wisdom regarding gratitude. We waited a while then came out to the living room. This is what we found:
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have see this photo. We walked out to the living room to discover Grant hugging his big brother and both of them admiring the bike that Santa brought.
Basically, Conner told Grant that he was being ungrateful and that he needed to be appreciative of what he has and not to focus on what he doesn’t. (Since Conner helped to review the Nexus 7 for Grant in the first place, he knew that Grant would be opening it up very soon.)
Now that he had come to terms with the fact that Santa brought him a bike instead of a tablet, Grant settled in for a lovely Christmas morning. Then he opened the Nexus 7 tablet.
The. Child. Sobbed.
I mean, sobbed. His little body shook and we thought he was laughing at first, then we realized he was full on crying. When he finally could speak he told us: “They’re tears of joy.”
He had such an emotional roller coaster ride! I so wish I had gotten it on video. He hugged everyone in the room, he was so happy.