I’ve often said that it is better to give than to receive and I know that’s what God wants but I’m weak. I never meant it. I want stuff! Gimme gimme gimme stuff! Ahem, I feel better now. As you were.
I’m kidding, of course, but we probably all know someone like that. I know a guy who’s fifty years old who throws a fit if his elderly patients on a fixed income don’t give him something really nice for Christmas. Seriously? Yep. It’s really shameful.
All I want every year is just a phone call from my children. That’s it. Plus some new socks. (Did I really have to say new? Like I would like used socks. Gross.) Oh, and a watch. Plus a laptop. You really can’t expect me to write blogs and books on a year old laptop, do you? Just kidding, maybe every two years.
Seriously, my wife and I most enjoy buying gifts for the grandkids. When we get a face time call from them excited to play with their new toys or read their new book – well all of you who are grandparents know exactly what I mean. It doesn’t get much better than that.
It’s that time of year again to begin shopping for them. It’s so much fun! We give our adult children (they better be adults because there are eight grandkids between them) cash. The only condition is they have to promise to spend it on something fun.
I know it’s not even Halloween yet, but I really love Christmas time! The snow, the freezing cold, shoveling the driveway and sidewalks several times a day… Um, now that I think about it, Christmas can wait. What was I thinking?
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