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The Spoils of December

January 25, 2015
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By this time of year, it is always clear, that some gifts are hits, and some gifts are …

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… not going to get the love you imagined they might. Poor colouring book, without even a scribble of colour even though all the trappings of Christmas are long since tucked away, ‘cept that wreath made of wine corks that I keep forgetting to take down.

But then there’s those surprise hits:

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Who knew Uno would steal the show? Thing is though, after many Christmases with kids, I’m beginning to notice an obvious pattern: it’s not the money spent on the gifts that make them the best ones ever, it’s the amount of time you invest in playing with it with the kid you give it to that makes ’em the best gift ever. Have you noticed that too?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2015 9:59 pm

    Hi — my case-in-point was when I offered the boys the gift of MY TIME for whatever they wished — Brent wanted an uninterrupted game of Monopoly, and Kevin wanted me to write down a story as he dictated it to me …. hardly costly gifts, but important to them. Love JF

    • January 25, 2015 10:23 pm

      So cute. I bet they’d still enjoy those exact things. 😄

    • Megan permalink
      January 27, 2015 11:21 am

      @J – that is WONDERFUL; I’m storing that idea for future holidays!

      I’ve noticed this pattern, too, for the most part. The exception is Lego, which requires nothing from me, except perhaps to leave them alone 🙂

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