Over the Christmas holiday, my kids got rich.
We played a game at Mike’s grandparents’ house. There were 13 presents under the Christmas tree, one for each member in the family.
Each box had something special inside. An apple. An orange. Something delicious.
And a $50 bill.
There were TWO boxes that had TWO $50 bills. But no one knew which ones.
We drew numbers and picked one of the 13 boxes in the order of our number called.
We opened our packages at once. Everyone was excited to see what was inside their box!
Max and Mini got two Granny Smiths! And a hundred bucks!
A HUNDRED BUCKS!
Max is saving his for about a hundred different things. He changes his mind daily.
But I went ahead and spent Mini’s (plus mine and a little bit of Mike’s) (just kidding, Mike) on something really special.
Not stickers. Did you really think I’d spend all that money on stickers? Well, that’s entirely possible if I was in the mood and some of them were Suzy’s Zoo, but that’s beside the point.
The money went towards a little kids’ table that’s just the right size for all kinds of fun stuff. I think it’s perfect and wish I bought it a long, long time ago. Mini loves it. Max loves it.
Our pack of bottled water loves it. (how did that get stashed under there? hey, that’s not a bad place for it.)
Thanks for your generosity, Grandma and Grandaddy. We love you. Mini talks about the cows all the time and she misses them a lot. We’ll sit at the table and draw a picture of a cow just for you!