I ended up having my van and only one extra little one today so I asked Ty what he would like to do. We should get out of the house when we can. I expected the library to be his destination of choice but he instead requested we go to see Erin at his "favorite restaurant", Subway. During lunch I asked him what he wanted to buy his sisters for Christmas. He insisted we go immediately to his favorite store, Target while he had all his best ideas. When I probed further to have a better understanding of his best ideas, I was told he'd show me when we got there. As soon as I had Anna secure in a shopping cart, Ty who happened to be wearing cowboy boots and a cape made his way into the jewelry department where he promptly picked up three items in a row declaring them perfect for Erin, Lauren and Makenna. We discussed one item further and decided to switch Lauren and Makenna's gifts. He then led the way to the toy department where he found an item for Kate he'd seen on a commercial. The fact he wanted to take it out of the package prior to wrapping it indicates that perhaps it isn't Kate who really wants this particular item but he hopes she likes it and said so no less than three times on the way home. We were in Target twenty minutes with fifteen of them spent seeking jewelry boxes for wrapping. He is very much his father's son. Get in, get it done and get out.
In other news, Daddy's Super Hero Repair Shop has been open for business. Ty's ornaments have fallen victim to the endless attacks by these two partners in crime. There's a reason they are pretty.