Monday, September 10, 2012
As the parents of two kids, and never particularly flush financially, the late fall was sort of hell season. While my brothers and dad understood getting cards or baked goods, the kids, of course, had to have presents. We couldn't spend too much though, or there wouldn't have been anything left for Christmas. Fortunately, we have enough family, that the kids always had plenty to unwrap.
It's also interesting that never, not from the time they were little, have my kids gone nuts over the most expensive thing in the store. Their favorite gifts have very often been the small and quirky, but thought-out gifts. If only in that one way, I like to think I've succeeded in raising a reasonable pair of human beings.
Anyway, happy birthday to my favorite dad in the world, Phil Spencer. That's him up top with his oldest great-grandchild, taken this summer. Aside from an important birthday this week, I'll be busy. Wednesday I'll be blogging at both Steamed! and the Romance Studio. Thursday is my monthly stop at Romance Books '4' Us. And Friday, I'll have the wonderful Natalie Damschroder here on this blog. So everyone have a great week!