Friday, August 15, 2008

The Fett Legacy has arrived...

My oldest son, Caleb is a HUGE Star Wars fan. His favorite characters are the Fett's, Jango Fett and Boba Fett. A while back he got a Star Wars comic book from the Easter Bunny. He recently picked up the book to look at and read and he noticed an advertisement on the back. It was for this:
On Monday of this week he asked if he could buy it. He had saved enough money from his allowance and he wanted to know if he had enough. Hasbro listed the figurines at $19.99 so, he counted his cash and with the aid of a whole bunch of quarters, he was in business! Well, Hasbro lists the store you can buy these at. Let me save you the trouble now and tell you that they are at neither WalMart nor Target. While Caleb was disappointed he couldn't have them right away, I did offer to help him out and we could order it through Amazon. I love Amazon, I've used them since 1997. They just seem to have everything. And they offer free shipping when you buy $25 or more. And since the Fett Legacy was only $19.99, I bought a mini donut maker that I needed for work (more on that another time - but it is totally craft related). Anyhow, I let Caleb press the button to actually buy the items and I told him they would be there by next Monday at the latest.

On Tuesday, Caleb was asking... when is my Fett Legacy coming? And me, next week.

On Wednesday, Caleb was asking... when is my Fett Legacy coming? And me, I'll look it up and see. Amazon's good at posting that information as soon as it's available. Well, when I looked it wasn't even due to ship until next Monday and then arrive somewhere between August 26 -29. WHAT! He wasn't happy. He was miserable. So, I offered to pony up the shipping to get it sooner. So $12.46 worth of shipping was spent so my son could have his Fett Legacy within the week.
On Thursday, Caleb was asking... when is my Fett Legacy coming? And me, let's check. Sure enough, my $12.46 sent that Fett Legacy (and mini donut maker) to the front of the line and they were due to arrive on Friday! Then, that's all I heard. Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet? Are they here yet? Where's the Mailman? Oh, well then, where's the UPS guy? On and on this went.

On Friday, Caleb was asking... do you think my Fett Legacy is here yet? And me, No Honey, it's only 6:45 AM, the UPS guy doesn't leave the lot that early. And so the day began. Caleb waited by the window, by the door, in the driveway...
Evidently the sun was hot and he needed some shade!
We had some errands to do and he worried, "Will he leave it while we are gone?" I answered yes, and promised we be back as soon as we could. Once back, it hadn't arrived yet so he waited some more...


And some more...

And some more. Even when it started to get dark and rainy...

He still waited!

But around 4:30 he started to become frustrated. He was definitely upset that the UPS guy had not been here yet. We had seen the truck while out on errands so he knew he was around, he just hadn't made it to our house. And he was afraid he wasn't going to.

At 5PM, Patrick called to say he was almost home and Caleb was beyond speaking to, nearly in tears. He had waited all day and now, this thing he wanted, that he paid for by himself wasn't coming. It was hard to see Caleb this upset; although I still held out hope that the UPS guy would pull through. Patrick tried talking to him but Caleb didn't want to listen. He finally gave up and went in to watch TV. A few minutes after, I saw the truck go around the corner. I now knew he was still in the area and we would be next. Well... as it ended up not next but about 20 minutes later. Caleb finally got it!


Look at that smiling face!

He tore into that package...

Only to find...

WHAT!!!

A mini donut maker??? Mom! It didn't come, he cried. Nearly in tears!! I told him to dig deeper.

And he found what he was looking for...

Now that's one happy boy!

2 comments:

scrapgeek14 said...

Please let Caleb know I understand how he feels...I'm still waiting for my new laptop computer...

Just-Kim said...

So sorry, Kerriann! Hopefully it'll come before school starts!