Monday, November 26, 2012
The Gift of Gift-Giving
On the recipients' side, Amy and I have decided to make a huge deal out of whatever it is Jada has picked out for us. As practical as we are, it's hard to not get something schlocky and complain aloud that it was a waste of money. But that would be hurtful to our fledgling gift-buyer. So instead, we're going to rein in our stinginess and be demonstratively delighted at whatever Jada gives us.
My model for this is a dear high school friend of mine whose daughter made a tie out of paper for him, who not only wore said tie to work but took numerous photos with his co-workers wearing said tie (and the big smile of a proud papa). Needless to say, he left his daughter soaring with happiness. We hope for the same kind of outcome, and positive reinforcement, for our little gift-giver.