Presents Produce Pride

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My youngest niece had her birthday party on Saturday. It was a great occasion to gather the family together, share some stories, and have a little food. It was a  great way to spend the afternoon.

My gift for my niece was a couple of puzzles. They were cool wooden puzzles with 3D shapes that made an elephant and the other was a snake.  It was a two pack, and I couldn’t choose which two were in the set together.  The elephant was cool, but I wish that the butterfly had also been available in the set.

I chose puzzles because, as my sister/her mom says, “She puzzles at an advanced level.”  Having seen the tot at work, I could only nod my head and agree.

Today’s Perfect Moment happened after she had finished opening her gifts. She got a bunch of cool things–a bunny rabbit dress, art box, (something) Critters play set, and awesome knitted “girl power” sweater, and wonderful book of WHY, and the puzzles.  Once she surveyed her loot, she made a beeline for the puzzles and started ripping the plastic open.  That’s right.  She chose my gift first.

I realize that it isn’t a competition, but I can’t lie when I say it made me feel great. Sadly, the call to blow out the candles on the cake happened right after that and sidetracked the whole puzzle thing.

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About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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3 Responses to Presents Produce Pride

  1. Heide says:

    If someone told me that their daughter ““puzzles at an advanced level” I would be tempted to suggest that “verbing weirds language.” Ha ha! But congratulations on having given your niece the “winning” gift, Anthony.

  2. Jinjer says:

    Congrats on being the bearer of the chosen gift!

  3. Hunida says:

    You’re right, it’s not a competition but it always feels good picking the fave gift. 🙂 Good choice!

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