My 7 year old granddaughter was here the other day and we had a nice chat. She pointed to these puppets that I had purchased in Jaipur, India in 2012. She wanted to know which was the boy and which was the girl. I told her that the one with the mustache and beard was the man.
Then, we discussed what would be the ideal present.
Me: “What do you want for Christmas?”
Julia: “First of all, don’t give me money, because Mom will put it in the bank.”
Me: “Well, what should I give you?”
Julia: “A gift card, because Mom can’t put that in the bank.”
Me: “Oh. So if I give you a Target gift card, what will you buy with it?”
Julia: “Maybe, food.”
Me: “Why not go to the jewelry section and buy some bracelets?”
Julia: “Grandma, I have lots of jewelry already.”
We also discussed what she wanted to buy her dad. Trouble is she has only $14.00 in her piggy bank and she doesn’t know if she has enough money to buy that something special for her father.
Ah, well, here we are talking about Christmas when it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet…