Tuesday, December 23, 2014

7.23 Writing - Gift Giving

Bestest Friend and I are in the middle of a blog project. Each day of the month we will post a picture on a pre-determined theme and write a little something about it. The theme for the twenty-third day of each month is "Writing."
For the last three years, I have received my sister-in-law in the Christmas draw despite all probabilistic odds against that happening.  Here's what I know about her: she has four kids, she eats a lot of junk food, her house is a mess, and she grew up on a farm, but never wants to talk about it.   Two years ago I got her a box set of body butters from The Body Shop, last year I got her a custom photo ornament with pictures of her kids on it, and this year I got her a set of four personalized mugs with some fancy marshmallows.  I like to think that I'm thoughtful about gift giving even when I don't know someone very well.

But my nieces. Ugh. We got the five-year old and eight-year old girls in the draw this year. I just didn't know what to do.  The five-year old is physically unable to do a lot of things, the eight-year is spoiled rotten, and I just can't be the aunt who buys plastic princess crap.  So each of them got a scratch art set and a Crayola art case.  I feel like the awful aunt who just buys anything without much thought, but both items have five stars on Amazon and both girls like to color, so I'm giving it a shot.
There's writing on that tag.
I'm really hoping one of them asks me to color with her on Wednesday.
To see what Bestest Friend wrote about the theme of the day, check out her blog, Too Legit to Quit.

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