For Kicks: What’s your goofiest gift?

Dec 20, 2014 | 0 comments

We’re cruising into our last week before Christmas break and things are getting crazy busy.

This week is usually filled with school parties and gifts and goodies for teachers.

Sadly, semester exam week has replaced some of all that fun.  Tyler had 7 exams, Emma had 2 exams, and Adam had 3 of them. I must say, I’m glad we made it through this week with much SUCCESS.

In all our craziness, Adam just about left for school today without his teacher’s gift.

It dawned on me as he was putting on his shoes that we hadn’t wrapped the gift. As quickly as he could, he grabbed a gift bag and some tissue paper, filled out a card and slammed the gift card in it, then suited it up in the bag.

Five minutes flat; we got it out the door. Phew!

Sometimes you’ve got to laugh to get through it all.

Speaking of laughing.

Emma and I shared some Christmas fun last night, at around 10:30 p.m.

She’s having a Secret Santa party with her girlfriends.

Emma, who has a way of thinking outside of the box, is giving a HUGE gift bag, the kind that you put a bicycle in, filled with balloons stuffed with candy.

Let me tell you, putting two pieces of candy into a balloon is not easy. I stretched the balloons, and she pushed the candy inside. We filled about 50 balloons.

Our giggles started when we were blowing up the balloons.

Air would randomly slip out of the balloon and come out through our nose or mouth making a funny “grunting” sound. Can imagine that?

We were feeling more than a little giggly. Remember it was 10:30 at night.

We would look at each other and just laugh.

[Have you ever shared one of those moments with someone where you just laugh over the most silliest things and you’re not really sure why you’re laughing, but you are? Well, that was us.]

We finally got all the balloons filled up, and the gift looks amazingly goofy and fun.

Balloons 1

Balloons 2

I’m so grateful for giggly moments like that.

For me, that’s what Christmas should be about … those little moments that make it all worth while.

I honestly don’t care for the material part of Christmas. Yes, it’s fun to get all the gifts, and I do enjoy giving gifts.

What I really enjoy, though, are the simple memories.

Hope you have some simple memories to enjoy this time of year, too. Try grabbing a couple and storing them in your heart. It’s a very warm feeling.

Cheers and Blessings,

Beth