Thursday, December 8, 2011
Advent Calendar Christmas Gifts
There is nothing better to me than seeing the excitement in a child's eyes as they open the package of that one thing they wanted more than anything else. I have to tell you that as a child, I was pretty sneaky. I knew all my mom's hiding places. We had a real small house back in Minnesota, so there was not a lot of places to hide anything. And I would look. And shake, and rattle and R O L L . Yes, I was not the perfect child, was I? I hope my mother isn't reading this post....
I would try very carefully to peel back the tape and re-stick it. I doubt I did too good a job of it. OK, I admit it. I couldn't stand waiting. It was the worst in my child's mind. Well, now you all know my deep, and very DARK secrets.
We would open our presents on Christmas Eve after a dinner and a little program of sorts. I think one of my best and most favorite gifts was when I got my bicycle. It was great to have the freedom to ride around with my friends and take little picnic lunches with us.
Another favorite gift was a really big doll that could walk when I held her arm. Those are the ones I really remember.
Now, I don't worry about getting gifts, I mostly am getting someone gifts, my grandkids especially, who I love to give worthwhile gifts to. They mean so much to me and I hope they will always be aware of that. Spencer and I try to give them things that they either really want or really need and might not otherwise receive.
In the past, I have found little Logan, re-taping some gifts, too. He is his gramma's boy, isn't he? And given the above facts, do I have a right to scold him??? Probably not. Here are some pics of Christmas gifts past.