“When are you going to write about me on your blog?” my sister asked.
“I write about you all the time!” I said.
“Childhood me,” she said. “And what about a picture?”
Well, Merry Christmas, Claire:
One of the great things about my sister–and there are, of course, many–is the grace with which she receives gifts. No matter what she thinks of a Christmas or birthday or housewarming present, she offers genuine, effusive thanks.
This year, as part of my gifts to Claire and her fiance Doug, I cleverly wrapped DVDs and boxes of Starburst inside empty cake mix boxes. (Pro Tip: The Box Misdirection is a piece of classic gift wrapping humor.) Claire and Doug opened the gifts together, and at the sight of the cake mix box, Claire grinned with delight. “Dad’s favorite kind of cake!” she said.
My sister thought that I had given her cake mix for Christmas, and she acted like it was the greatest present ever. She gave me two months of family gym membership, but she was willing to be excited about convenience baking products.
Thank you, Claire, for making me laugh, creating one of my favorite Christmas 2011 moments, and giving me the gift of grace.
What was the most unexpected / funny / special gift you gave or got this year?