Yes, undoubtedly when the grandkids give me their wish list, they get quite of few of those wishes. I am a spoiler grandma, I admit it. I love to see their happiness, their smiles and feel the hugs. And I guess this year is no different.
As a child I remember not getting that many gifts but I usually got something that I had asked for. I do remember a doll that stood about 3 ft. tall. I don't remember if she had a specific name, like a Barbie, Chatty Cathy or whatever it was, but I kind of remember wanting whatever kind of doll she was. I also know that I have pictures of "us" together in our old Minnesota home. When you did something with her arm she was supposed to walk with you. I don't know that she walked all that well, but she did take some steps.
As I got older, I remember wishing for -- guess what? A typewriter! For you younger readers, that is probably pretty funny indeed. Now with computers being the thing, and much easier to type on, by the way! I remember that it was a blue typewriter and I remember using typewriters for many years. It wasn't till sometime in the 80's that I got my first computer. The most expensive computer that I ever bought and definitely the least able to do very much. But in both cases, my happiness reigned supreme. Now as I use my computer and try to figure out the apps on my new laptop, I admit sometimes these get the best of me! But I continue to learn. Lifelong learning here! I do remember that as a teen in high school taking many typing classes. I don't use the index finger method. I use all 10 of them and without much effort. I watch people on the computer keyboard now-a-days using the index finger method. I wonder if they even teach those things anymore...
Well, enjoy giving and receiving this year. It is also a time to think about the Gift that Christ gave to us. That is the ultimate gift!
Merry Christmas to you all!