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Yesterday, a package arrived via US Mail.

It was a decent-sized box, wrapped in brown paper bag.  It was addressed specifically to me, had a return address and not much else to give an indication of what it was, who it was from, if it was for me or the family, or what.

Jaden, however, was sure.  He was POSITIVE.  He was absolutely certain that this package was for him.  He begged mom to open it up.  He pleaded.  He tried to convince her that, despite the addressee being dad (my name spelled out very clearly), whatever it was, it was his.

Mom: “Jaden, sweetie, it has Dad’s name on it.”

Jaden: “I know, but really, I’m sure it’s mine.”

Mom: “Did dad tell you to expect a package?”

Jaden: “No, I don’t think so.”

Mom: “Did dad order something for your birthday next month?”

Jaden: “Maybe!”

Mom: “Did he tell you that he ordered something?”

Jaden: “No.”

Mom: “What makes you think it’s yours?

Jaden: “I just do!  I KNOW it!”

Mom: “Do you know this name up here?  Do you know anyone by this name?”
(she points to the return address)

Jaden: “No.”

This continues for a bit but Mom holds fast.  She doesn’t recognize the return address either, and she wasn’t sure if maybe I had ordered a surprise birthday gift for Jaden,  if it was work-related, or a lavish tip from one of my many highly satisfied escort business customers.

So they wait.

I get home and I see this box laying out on the table, not knowing anything of the above described scenario.

Oh, AWESOME” I yell out as I recognize the return address.

Jaden perks up and says “Hey dad!  Is that package for me?

It sure is!” I enthusiastically inform him.

My wife’s jaw drops and says “It *IS*?  Did Jaden know it was coming?

No, he didn’t.  It’s a gift from a blogger friend that I helped out.  I set up her blog and I host it for her for free.  She told me she wanted to get me something in return, but I asked her to get something for Jaden instead,” I explained.  “Why?” I follow up.

My wife explained how Jaden was so sure it was for him but none of them knew the name and she didn’t want to open it up for fear that it might have been some surprise that might be ruined, or who knows, maybe I had bought some secret romantic gift for her or something (hint hint) and well we decided to wait until I got home.

I instructed Jaden to tear into it.

And here’s what we found:

And you know who the package was from?  It was from Metalmom!  You know, from dontwannahearit.com.

I had helped Metalmom move her domain, set up her blog, upgrade it, get it hosted for free, move her away from a not-so-great ISP, yadda yadda yadda.  For some reason, that made her happy or something.  So she sent us a movie, a beautiful thank-you card with a great personal handwritten poem, and a bunch of popcorn and munchies!

Thanx, Metalmom!

Jaden is so super excited, and he LOOOOOVES this movie.  He has the first one (Are We There Yet?) and has watched it, oh, about 3 dozen times.  We got Are We Done Yet on blockbuster online a few times, so having it in stock permanently makes Jaden quite happy.

Now we’re trying to figure out how to keep secrets from our little prescient precious.

And lo, the people did comment thus:


  1. Poppy says:

    We prefer to be referred to as “intuitive”. And I’ll be right over to share that popcorn.

    Poppy´s last blog post..A lesson learned

    • whall says:

      Poppy – thanx for the headsup but it tweren’t so bad. Sex itself isn’t offensive, but it can easily be made vulgar and profane, which is what I try to steer people away from at least on my blog. But I gather you intuited that anyway from me.

  2. Poppy says:

    PS – anyone who reads Wayne’s blog and prefers the PG rating should NOT click through to the lesson learned post on my blog. 😀

    Poppy´s last blog post..A lesson learned

  3. Hilly says:

    I think it is awesome that she sent that present as a “thank you”. I happen to know that you have done stuff like this for other people so it is nice to see you get a little reward, selfless as it is!

    Hilly´s last blog post..The Nose Always Knows…

  4. metalmom says:

    *Wildly Clapping Hands!!!*
    YAY! And I’m so glad that you let Jaden open it! I hope you enjoy it all–and be careful with the Jujubes….they’ll take your teeth out!

    metalmom´s last blog post..The World Moves On

  5. Sybil Law says:

    What a great gift!!!

    Sybil Law´s last blog post..20. Really?!

  6. Geesh. Does this mean I have to buy you and LeSombre presents now? Oh and, geesh, that Avitable guy helps me too.

    I really need to get on the ball.

    ::hangs head in shame::

    Sheila (Charm School Reject)´s last blog post..Goals

  7. Giggle Pixie says:

    She is such a sweetheart! But then, so are you for doing all that work. I’m glad Jaden got all those neat surprises!!

    Giggle Pixie´s last blog post..Hands Off, Ladies! He’s Mine!

    • whall says:

      Giggle Pixie – I’m also glad for him because not only did get get the benefit of the gifts, I gave him an opportunity to hone those psychic skills. It will come in handy in these trying economic times 🙂

  8. martymankins says:

    What a cool gift from Metalmom.

    martymankins´s last blog post..Distractions

  9. marilyn says:

    Yay. That was a neat gift. I know you don’t do readings but does Jaden? How’s my financial outlook for next week?

    marilyn´s last blog post..It makes perfect sense

    • whall says:

      marilyn – I’m about three people behind in doing the quickie analysis (that I promised back in JUNE or JULY of last year!) so I’ll be a little smarter and NOT promise something… but astro.com is a great free site where you can put in your birth info (birthdate, birth time, birth place) and get a chart and a solar return, and even some computerized readings that are, oh, 20% good.

  10. I knew there was a reason I love MM so much!

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  11. sorry…forgot to subscribe.

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