Sunday, December 25, 2011
Any gift is special
Today my son Matthew reminded me that any gift is special. The second gift he opened was this 10-inch, yellow dump truck that makes noises when you press its buttons. It came from Santa, and I'm guessing it cost about $9.95. It was without a doubt his favorite gift of the day. When he opened it, he danced around the room.
"On Friday, at my school, Santa came to our classroom," he said. "And I sat on his lap, and I told him I wanted trucks, and that's how he knew to get me one."
I left the room and came back, and he was clutching the truck, saying "Truck, truck, trucky, truck, I love you truck, truck, truck, truck ..." He then started kissing it and hugging it. I'm not kidding. He was literally kissing the $10 truck.
Moments like that remind you that you don't need to spend a ton of money to give a child a special treat. A gift is a gift. Thank you, Matthew, for reminding us.
And merry Christmas to anyone reading this. I have much more to write about today, and I'm hoping you do too. I'll be back later, gotta get back to the family now.