That's a terrific story, Kristy! It made me smile. :)
I love to give gifts to children, as I will have none of my own (due to
choice). My cousins are having kids left and right, a friend's sister is having
a baby boy, and there are many of my friends who already have terrific children
(my brother-in-law and sister-in-law just had a daughter, too!). Sometimes, I
feel that I'll never stop crocheting baby afghans! LOL!
The awesome aunts and uncles in this world are a blessing to parents - often
with time and money to spare (often, not always), they can nurture and teach
children in ways that parents can't (or are unable to).
The joy on a child's face is a hard thing to match - perhaps later, you can
teach him about service to others, and about being humble. For now, he gets to
be a kid! :D
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Kristy McClain <healthypl...@...> wrote:
> I must whole-heartedly agree~~
> While I do not have children-- I spoil my 4-yo nephew endlessly.Â He isÂ a
> true sports-nut;)Â His current passions are golf, basketball, and
> football.Â I recently sent him a box of "surprises".Â
> An official college football jersey... official golf-ball set of that team,
> along with a huge box of matching tees .Â Plus a golf towel, glove,
> "Golf-Aid" first-aid kit to carry in his bag.
> To make matters worse.. thinking to myself that its time he starts learning
> about $$ now that he is officially in pre-school,Â I sent a digital football
> piggy-bank, along with rolls of coins to deposit, and Â practice his counting
> skills.Â (Someday he'llÂ realizesÂ that thoseÂ jerseys costÂ anywhere
> from $30- $50--thats a lot of coins).Â
> Yes~Â those funds couldÂ have been spent on service to others.
> He wasÂ very excited when he opened his goodies, and immediately put on
> theÂ jersey to go to a football game with his parents.
> It made my day.. k
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