Because money's been so terribly tight lately (and it isn't going to get better any time soon), I was really sweating Sam's birthday and how on earth we were going to afford it.
We explained to him that it was going to be a tight year and that these happen sometimes. Then we asked him what he wanted.
"Are lincoln logs too expensive?" he asked. "Cause that's really the only thing I want. Well, and maybe some matchbox cars--if you can."
As you can see--his response to getting what he wanted was fantastic.