CHRISTMAS GIFT … 2000
My granddaughter was 11 when she made me the sweet little bread board that I picture here. It is still a prominent part of my kitchen. Every time she sees it she says, “Oh, Grandma, when are you going to get rid of that old thing?”
Now she is a gorgeous young lady, almost out of her teens, and I wonder when she will meet the man of her dreams. She’s very independent (much to my joy) and I’m sure it will be a bit yet. However the day will come when her children will gift her in the same way and she‘ll get that big “aha, now I get it“ moment.
There is something so special in each and every gift that our children present to us. I think it has to do with their ability to “operate outside of the box”. The imagination of a child is wondrous to behold.
I have another granddaughter who just turned six. She is a budding author. Her favorite thing is to create a story in both words and pictures. Her mind is so creative that it’s sometimes difficult to follow her logic, but that’s what makes it so enchanting. (Why can’t a hand fly into the sky, waving as it goes…and leaving a trail of little hearts ?)
I feel sorry for the people who are too fastidious to post a child’s “masterpiece” on their refrigerator. An acquaintance of mine actually told me that “it would upset my decorator”. !!
Can you believe that? My decorator (me) says, “bring it on”.