Today is Favorites Tuesday over at "Deliberate Hope". Kim wrote the sweeeeetest post about her favorite gift… you’ll have to check it out!
My favorite Christmas gift would probably be the antique shelf David bought for me our first Christmas together. It wasn’t so much “what” the gift was… but the thought and effort that David put into it that meant so much to me.
We were newly engaged. David had bought the little shelf and took it out to Ranger (where he worked… believe it or not, after all these years, that’s where he still works) and found a couple of trolling motor boxes to wrap it in. He and a couple guys he recruited wrapped the boxes in Christmas wrap and he lugged it from work to my apartment (up a flight of stairs) to bring it to me. I’ll never forget it.
When I was young, I remember sneaking into my parents’ bedroom and snooping around under her bed and in her closet to try to find out what I was getting for Christmas ahead of time. There were all kinds of goodies hiding and I was always thrilled with the sheer anticipation of opening them come Christmas morn.
You can imagine my surprise as gifts were handed out and my siblings were opening all the cool gifts I assumed to be mine!! That’s what you get when you have to share the holiday with ten brothers and sisters!!
As a parent, I learned to wrap my boys’ gifts and THEN hide them. That way, if they peeked, they’d still not be able to figure out what they were getting. I’m sure when they read this, they’ll probably snicker about the times they snooped and knew exactly what they were getting ahead of time… because kids are pros!
I guess that’s part of being a kid.