It was so incredibly sweet of her to ask me what I wanted. I wanted to tell her I just wanted to have a nice holiday with her or for everyone to stay safe and healthy, but I knew she wouldn't accept those answers. She wants to give me something tangible. I ran through the list I'd given my family, trying to think of something she could manage. Fitbit? No. Kindle? No. New running shoes? No.
Finally Princess Galen chimed in: Mommy, I thought you might want a book to read.
Me: Yes, I love reading books, but I can't think of any I want at the moment. (By which I meant, none she could get me)
Princess Galen: Maybe I could write a book for you.
Me: I'd love that.
PG: I could draw all the pictures too.
Me: That would be great. You'd better ask Daddy to help you.
|Princess Galen at age 2. Now she's writing books (maybe).|
I don't know if I'll get the book. It's a big project for a 5-year-old who can't read more than 25 words on her own and only knows how to spell her name. But it reminds me of what Christmas is all about--thinking of others, giving of ourselves to others, giving from the heart not the wallet.
Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.