Thursday, February 13, 2014
Evan's Valentine's Day Gift
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and I usually give our grandchildren something each year. I must admit, this has gotten more difficult over the past few years, as the number of 'grands' has increased, along with my age! Last year, I settled for Valentine's Day cards, and tucked some money in each one. The 'grands' didn't seem to mind.
Our family was blessed with a new grand-baby, just three months ago, so I felt like a little Valentine's Day shopping might be appropriate, this year. Oh, what a chore it turned out to be! I spent two hours wandering around Wal-mart, looking for the perfect gifts.
For the three older 'grands', I finally decided on some Valentine's Day candy, a couple of inexpensive gifts, along with a little shopping money in each card. For baby Evan, the choice of a gift was a little easier.
While shopping, I saw a little stuffed Chihuahua dog, who was wearing a ball cap. He was the spittin' image of our grand-dog, 'Jack'. He shook a couple of maracas and sang 'Hot, Hot, Hot'! It was a 'no brainer', I had to buy this gift for Evan!
Evan and his parents live out-of-town, but they were home last weekend. I knew I wouldn't see Evan again before Valentine's Day, so I presented him with his gift on Sunday. I turned the little dog on, and what do you think Evan did? He cried! So much for my gift choice, huh? Hopefully, as Evan grows older, he'll learn to like his new puppy. I know his Mimi sure does!