February 1, 2009
On Christmas Eve 2006, I decided to do a little test to see how excited my 3-year-old would be to receive a tiny box of raisins as compared to his other more pricey presents.
He was not pleased to see the tradition continue in 2007.
I really wasn't sure what to expect from my now 5-year-old upon receiving this year's traditional box of withered grapes.
For starters, his classic response from 2007 ("RAISINS?!! HE GAVE ME RAISINS! PUT THIS BACK IN YOUR FOOD!) had practically become a catch-phrase around the house with him. He knows the quote so well, and has jokingly repeated it so many times, I was predicting that this year he would just say it halfheartedly and move on to the next present.
Not to mention that on Christmas Eve I heard him and his older brother, (who we'll call "Lux"), actually discussing the possibilities of raisins as a gift!
Lux: "What are you going to do if Santa brings you raisins again?
Raisins: "I'll give them to you."
Lux: "Great! I love raisins!"
Given all these factors, I decided to shake things up a little and give him a big 1 1/2 pound canister of SunMaid's finest.
Here are 3 audio clips, complete with a handy transcript. (Clips 2 & 3 were a follow-up from later that morning.)
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Oh, well. I have no doubt he'll be totally ex-psyched when he's 6.
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