Monday, July 30, 2012
Hot Wheels Wall Track Starter Kit
Are you one of those that are very lucky when it comes to lucky draws, free gifts, etc? I am definitely not one of them! I hardly win anything! But when I saw this Hot Wheel Wall Track Starter kit in this famous blog, I got very kan-cheong!! Cos this will freak my boy out! I can imagine him jumping up & down if he gets this!
I am a pretty kiam-siap mom. Meaning I don't buy expensive and branded toys for him. This is also because he is not that good in taking care of his toys. And he also gets bored really fast. So I only buy when there is an occasion or when he truly deserves it. Most of them time, night market toys will do. The branded ones are all gifts from his aunts & uncles and of course his precious daddie. Not that I dont love him, but I truly believe he is already priviledge enough and too much will only spoil him.
About 2 weeks after I joined the contest, I saw the email that I wanted to see! Actually, I was expecting the announcement via FB but then it was announced via email to me, then the official announcement on her blog. Yeah!!!!! I won!!!!! Thanks so much MG!!
The gift was delivered by Hot Wheel's local PR agency to me 2 weeks later which was totally fine with me cos they were kind enough to hand deliver it to me rather than having me drive all they way to some place to collect it.
Its been a month or more and I have yet to give it to him. I've decided to keep it for a special occasion. Birthday had passed, so he will have to wait till its Christmas. Between now and Christmas, of course there will be small gifts every now & then from his aunt (my sis). She works in Singapore and she come back every 2 months or so ... without fail a gift for him. He is into Beyblade now ... and its so much cheaper getting it from there. I once bought a Ben 10 shoe for S$10 and her it costs RM60 or RM80 ! Chee sin!
Even when we go grocery shopping to Giant, Tesco or Carrefour, he is reminded that we will not buy any toys. Only fruits & vegetables and grocery items (like coco-crunch, vitagen or yakult, cheese, etc). If there is advance reminder before we leave the house, he is OK with and will normally agree to it. But he will tell me he wants an ice-cream which we normally allow. But then he sees the chocolate, he wants that too. So he has to make a choice, cannot have both.
Am I too strict? How often do you get toys for your kids? Do you buy whatever they fancy and ask for?