Christmas came early this year.
And the spirit is still here.
We're into Day 10 of the Absolute Magnificence.
The Boy has transformed himself.
He hasn't yelled at me, not once. He hasn't insulted The Mister, which has been his automatic response for over three years of interactions.
He does chores without much complaint.
When his time is up on the computer, he actually logs out.
He's been downright pleasant to live with.
I was worried that the hullabaloo surrounding Christmas might cause him to have a meltdown.
He's been calm and cooperative. Pleasant, even.
Oh sure, he gobbled up the holiday trifle before Desiree could get some.
Baby steps, people. But it feels like giant steps in a game of 'Mother, May I' to me.
He had campaigned heavily among family members and asked for gift cards to ToysRUs.
He wanted this:
We were at ToysRUs Monday by 7am to snag the last Muppet WhatNot on the shelf.
Note: The Boy did NOT name his Muppet WhatNot after his cousin Jeff. I guess he just liked the name. I thought he looked like a Zeke. I guess I'll have to get my own WhatNot to use the name.
Yesterday, he spent a lot of time in his room, getting the hang of manipulating Jeff's mouth and moving his arm rod. Working on his voice and his schtick.
We bought him a Wii and the game that he has coveted for nearly a year - Epic Mickey.
"I got everything I ever wanted."
I was reminded of these lines from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory:
Willy Wonka: But Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted.
Charlie Bucket: What happened?
Willy Wonka: He lived happily ever after.
From Willy Wonka's mouth to God's ears.
Let the Absolute Magnificence continue.