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I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: Pam
Date: July 29, 2010 06:38PM
I have been restraining myself from getting an iPad. Wait until 2nd generation I kept telling myself. With our latest macbook pro issues it sure be nice to have one around. So I looked to see if anyone had one. The Va Beach Best Buy had the wifi 16gb model. So I'm talking to my daughter. She's telling me they were a waste of money. Of course I said good, then you won't want to use it. smiling smiley

Next thing I know she comes downstairs with 3 packages. My birthday is in 2 weeks. Says open now!! It's an iPad, case, and wireless keyboard!!! Bought with her own money! I could have cried! she felt bad that all these years she never could buy me birthday or Christmas presents.

I told her she did not owe me presents for awhile smiling smiley

Do I have a great kid or what?!

Syncing up now grinning smiley
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: volcs0
Date: July 29, 2010 06:41PM
Wow. Really nice. What a great surprise.

My brother pulled something like that on me. He kept asking me if I wanted one, and I kept saying they were too much money, I don't need it, etc. But he really wanted one and he bought one finally and brought it over to show me. Of course, it was awesome and I was drooling over it... and then he pulls another one out from his bag and hands it to me and says, "Here's yours!"
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: July 29, 2010 06:42PM
I'd say a great kid!

iPad Leader for sure!



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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 29, 2010 06:43PM
Looks like you raised her right!

Congratulations & LEADER!!!!!

smiling smiley



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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: billb
Date: July 29, 2010 06:45PM
I hope all these tears of joy don't ruin this keyboard.
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: jdc
Date: July 29, 2010 06:57PM
We already knew. thumbsup smiley



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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: July 29, 2010 06:59PM
Great story and yes, you have a great kid! Congrats on both!!

BTW, my sister is visiting us right now. She would like to know if you would be interested in trading your daughter for her son. big grin smiley



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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: prymsnap
Date: July 29, 2010 07:03PM
How cool. I love that she thought about it, took the initiative, and went out of her way to make you smile.
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: Finney
Date: July 29, 2010 07:09PM
That is just so fantastic! What a great kid you raised!

-Finney
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: aquilles10
Date: July 29, 2010 07:13PM
Cool story. Great kid!
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: rgG
Date: July 29, 2010 07:13PM
That makes a great gift even better.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: GeneL
Date: July 29, 2010 07:15PM
I like hearing stories like yours. Pam and volcs0.

I'm sure you'll both enjoy your iPads…

…and a LEADER LEADER to you both.

GeneLsmiling smiley
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: Anthony
Date: July 29, 2010 07:19PM
Very heartwarming story. Thanks and have fun!
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: pokari
Date: July 29, 2010 07:27PM
Maybe you could tell her my birthday is coming up. I will PM you my address. burnout smiley
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: Pam
Date: July 29, 2010 07:39PM
I am in Apple geek heaven smiling smiley This thing is so cool (but of course!)

This was truly shock and awe. I never would have guessed that she would have done this at this time. She's only 18 and works part time when full timers can't go in. So not many hours outside of Nov/Dec.
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: July 29, 2010 07:43PM
LEADER for your kid!



• back to confinement


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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 29, 2010 07:53PM
Please send her my congratulations for being such a grateful kid
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: $tevie
Date: July 29, 2010 07:55PM
What a nice thread!
What a great gift!
smileys with beer



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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: July 29, 2010 08:01PM
Pam,

You raised a great kid!

A very nice early birthday present.



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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: July 29, 2010 08:02PM
Quote
Pam
Syncing up now grinning smiley

Don't forget your Treo......



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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: Pam
Date: July 29, 2010 08:05PM
Quote
The UnDoug
Quote
Pam
Syncing up now grinning smiley

Don't forget your Treo......

Ha! I was just telling my daughter... who would have guessed when the first iPod came out that we'd have the iPhone, Touch, and iPad.

Treo... yeesh.
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: stephen
Date: July 29, 2010 08:14PM
Fantastic.
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: dmann
Date: July 29, 2010 08:21PM
How fun!! Happy early birthday and congrats on raising a great kid!

DM
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: Ammo
Date: July 29, 2010 09:00PM
What a sweetie!smile smiley
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: blooz
Date: July 29, 2010 09:16PM
Parent-who-raised-a-great-daughter LEADER!



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 29, 2010 09:28PM
I shared this with my wife, who cried and laughed at this thread.

Congrats to having a great family .
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 29, 2010 10:06PM
I'd like to volunteer to be adopted by your daughter...

Well.. wait... that would probably be kinda weird and creepy, since I'm 40...

Never mind.....

But congratulations! That's very cool.



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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: July 29, 2010 10:10PM
Nice!
I'll be in VA beach in a couple weeks.
Maybe somebody will buy me one...





I am not Ryan Seacrest, and I do not approve this message.
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: July 29, 2010 10:45PM
My kids are just hoping I'll give up on my MacBook Pro and one of them will inherit it.

Well, actually Number Two Son decided not to wait, and bought his own MacBook.

That still leaves two of the ingrates. . . But that's OK; they're all good kids (well, grown-up kids).


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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: digby
Date: July 29, 2010 11:20PM
My daughter bought me a cup of coffee... once.
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 29, 2010 11:45PM
don't forget to charge it~!

grinning smiley

at the rate my 5 yr old is going, I'm sure he'll need his own in a year.

(and, no, he is not getting one)
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 30, 2010 07:09AM
That made me a little misty!

She had to give you the goodies early, lest you cave! Smart girl.

You couldn't help but have a great daughter.

Congratulations, now and in a couple of weeks.




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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: tronnei
Date: July 30, 2010 08:19AM
Same thing happened to me. I never mentioned once that I wanted one; never had even seen or held one in person. But my wife and mom conspired together and I got the 16GB 3G model for my birthday last month. Awesome device, but I'm still not sure it's a "gotta have" thing.
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Re: I got a surprise iPad!
Posted by: qdog2
Date: August 03, 2010 11:37AM
Pam since I live in Portsmouth you can send me the one you were going to buy for yourself.



Portsmouth, Va
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