Yesterday we gave CJ an early surprise for his birthday. I arranged for a VIP tour of Allied Waste! They were SO AWESOME. I had called earlier in the week and explained to a lovely lady named Linda that I had an almost 4 year-old who loved her trash trucks and could he possibly come and see one? So when he got there yesterday, Linda had not only arranged for him to see one trash truck, but to ride in THREE different trash trucks. And, they made sure they saved a dumpster and two garbage cans full of trash especially so CJ could dump them into the trucks himself. Then they presented him with a personalized card signed by all their drivers and a huge birthday bag full of all sorts of Allied Waste goodies: a flourescent beanie, reflector pins, safety goggles, key chains, a REMOTE CONTROL TRASH TRUCK!!!! two frisbees (one for him and one for his dog Mac), pencils, rulers, etc. He hasn't stopped talking about it and told me his "dream had come true!"