Before the days of DVRs Emily would watch her kiddie shows and actually have to sit through commercials instead of fast forwarding them like we do now.
Whenever one came on that piqued her interest, this is what she would say to me:
“Buy IT! Want IT! Need IT!”
So one year, I did.
I bought IT*.
I went to the local craft store and I purchased the letter “I” and the letter “T.” I painted them pretty colors and wrapped them up and placed them under the tree for Christmas.
On Christmas, she opened the box and looked at it puzzled. She could not understand why I was so excited for her to finally have what she had always wanted.
She finally got the joke after I explained it to her 3 times and she thought it was hilarious. It has been in her room ever since.
*sense of humor not included.