One of my earliest childhood memories is being too shy to sit on Santa’s lap. I’d eagerly wait in line, but when it was my turn, my knees would shake, my mouth would turn dry, and sometimes I’d even start crying.
This story came up when my sister and I were in college, with Mom bemoaning the fact she didn’t have a picture of either of us with Santa. So like the good daughters we are, we went to the mall and sat on Santa’s lap, then stuck the picture in her stocking on Christmas Eve.
She loved it!
Another gift we’ve given was when we learned relatives had had a tough year, financially, and weren’t sure they would be able to give their four children gifts for Christmas. Our finances were in good shape that year, so the hubby and I talked it over and decided to buy a few gifts for the family. They were overwhelmed by our small gesture of generosity, and the look on the kids’ faces was thanks enough.
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Sorry I was absent over the weekend; I attended the Indianapolis 500, and enjoyed time with my uncle and cousin from Florida, as well as my parents. Will Power won; there were only a handful of crashes, and no one was seriously injured. I was happy when Helio Castraneves crashed, and was unhappy when Danica Patrick spun out on lap 68. She’s now retired from racing, but I’d love it if she decided ‘just one more race’ next year!