As some of you already know, we have been enduring ongoing requests for a Nintendo DS for months now. The boys have both decided they really really really want / need one. Our answer from the beginning has been, 'as soon as you have the money to buy one yourself, you can get one.' They cost $130. We just figured that, since they already have a wii, a PS2, and 3 computers in the house, plus a Star Wars laptop and some little hand-held games that they got for Christmas, that it just wasn't necessary for us to spend $130 on another electronic device.
Well, today, the boys pulled their money. Grand total...$110 (plus a $30 gift card at Wal-Mart to get them over the necessary $130). SA-WEEET! The day they've been working for for months! So, while Meagan was napping, Lucas took the boys to Wally world to get their DS. They were gone for about an hour, and I was just beginning to wonder where they were when they walked in the door.....empty handed (well, almost, Isaac used $10 of his money to buy some Star Wars clone troopers *LOL*). Lucas said they had gone to Wal-Mart and Meijer, and neither store had a single DS in stock. Not one. All that excitement for nothing.
But not to fear...online shopping is here! Believe it or not, a few stores we checked online were sold out, including Best Buy, but Wal-Mart actually had the blue one in stock... which just happened to be the color they really wanted...and just happened to be the store where we had the gift card...love that! So, I ordered it for them. We should have a DS in hand in 3-5 business days (which must feel like eternity for them!). Not quite the instant gratification they were looking for. But hey! They've waited 3+ months, what's a few more days, right?