Monday, October 19, 2009

I Am The Best Mom Ever!

At least that's what I got told over and over this evening :) My brother tipped me off to one of Jonathan's favorite authors being at Powell's today for book signings. It was Jeff Kinney author of the Diary of a Whimpy Kid series. His books are silly but fun to read and the kids love them, Jonathan especially. I knew I had to take him to this.
We found out we could show up at 2 pm today to get a ticket for the book signing which would determine our order in line. My friend and I got there early enough to get into the first group. I picked up the books as Jonathan hadn't gotten any of his own copies yet. Then I went home and hid the books in my purse and waited.
Jonathan came home and the first thing he did was pull out the new book order form from school. There was the latest book Dog Days on the back and he was just going on and on about how he really wanted that book! It was all I could do to keep pretending I wasn't hiding anything from him. I asked him if he wouldn't mind going to the store with me so we could have some one-on-one time together. He relunctly agreed to it :)
We drove down to the store but took a different route through the mall parking lot. I knew Jeff Kinney's bus would be out front of the book store. I saw the bus and pointed it out to Jonathan and asked him if he wanted to get out to look at it. He was totally excited just over the bus! Then I asked him if he thought Jeff was inside and he said he wanted to go check. Of course it was total chaos in there, all those kids who love the books! They were announcing that you could only get in line if you had gotten a ticket and Jonathan looked sad as he was hoping to at least talk to him. That's when I pulled out the ticket and the books. He just about jumped out of his skin he was so excited!! I loved it! After letting it sink in it finally dawned on him what I had done. He looked at me and said "You planned this all along, didn't you?" Of course I did :) They finally got everyone organized into their groups and he got in line. It was so great to see him so excited! Jonathan could not stop smiling! He finally got his turn with Jeff and told him how cool he thought he was and all that :) Jeff signed all four books and Jonathan walked away hugging them to his chest. We topped off the adventure with some Cold Stone. During all this time he kept telling me "You are the BEST mom ever!!" He said it one more time in the car on the way home and I told him to remember that later when I had to yell at him for not getting the dishes done and he paused for a sec and then said "Well, ok, you are the best mom for NOW" HA! I told him it didn't work that way :)
For now he is totally thrilled with his new signed books and is reading the newest one as I type this.

Jonathan and Jeff Kinney.
Jonathan and his friend Brevin by the bus.


Hesses Madhouse said...

You ARE the best mom! I love that your surprise worked out to wonderfully. Thanks for taking the pics for B too.

Quawana said...

You are so cool! I am glad he liked it. Rachel loves those books. I was thinking about buying them for the girls for Christmas.

1000 Miles in 2021 said...

I agree- you are the best mom ever. And the best friend- I am glad I have your example. :o)

Rachel said...

I LOVE it! You are the coolest mom! I can't believe how big Jonathan and Brevin are-- but how fun for them!