Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The First Gift of Christmas

No, it is not the first gift that I have planned or ordered or purchased this year.  But it is the first that I finished making and actually wrapped.  D2 carefully placed it where the tree will be.  I'm not sure that is the best place for it.  Certain of his brothers don't handle anticipation very well. 

D2 loves wrapping and giving presents.  Yesterday he found a little bag to use.  First he presented it to me with one of Scoot's slippers inside.  Just what I always wanted!  He took it back, of course, then offered me the bag again.  I felt it from the outside, and found his little fist. 

"Oh, what a wonderful present," I said.  "Do I get to keep just the hand, or the whole boy?"

"The whole thing!"  Our smiles were bright as I tried out a little hugging and tickling on my present.

Vous savez bien que l'amour, c'est avant tout le don de soi!
You know very well that love is, above all, the gift of oneself!
--Jean Anouilh


  1. To answer your question: My trip to the UK was alone and not alone, a little of both. But for nearly 1 week, I toured London for the most part, completely alone. I enjoyed the world of subways, museum visits, window shopping meandering, and all manner of delightful tourist events. It was so unusual to travel that way, and yet so liberating. I will write more on it in the coming days and weeks, for sure!

    Hope you & your family are well this Christmas season.

    PS: I thought I was already following your blog! :) I am now!!


  2. What??? No bunny suits?
    It looks like it was truly a Great Christmas!