My middle child amazes me. Well, to be fair, all my children do amazing things. Really. I’m not just saying that as their mother. In this particular instance, it was a birthday present.
I’ve never been the best “gift-selector.” You know the type of people who are — I mean, the ones that remember your favorite color, an off-handed remark about a favorite books or designer, and then find the ideal gift that has nothing to do with cost and everything to do with kindness, sincerity, and just plain considerate effort. Yeah. I WANT to be that person, but being a last-minute “celebrator” it never happens.
That’s probably why I was so touched my KidA’s gift this year. I got the always appreciated promise to do extra chores from KidC and the extremely relaxing extended to 20-minute foot massage from KidI. Love them. Then KidA pulled out her gift. She had taken the DH shopping and bought me a mini backpack!
You see, I’ve been stuffing my wallet and phone in her mini backpack every time we go to a gymnastics meet or the pumpkin patch or a volleyball game or a quick pop in to the school office. I had mentioned a while back that I probably should get my own. I just have never gotten around to it.
Well, now I have my own. Love ya KidA! When you’re grown up and have a great job, mommy is so going to drop hints for things like vacations and jewelry!