Purchased the Wii she put #1 on her wish list for the last three years now that it has fallen to #2 behind hamster, the kind of retro hamster that – like the two fish, turtle and dog – requires someone’s mother to clean and feed it.
Encouraged her good dad to buy a little Christmas tree and found out three days later it cost $100.
Coerced my daughter into having a cup of hot cocoa with me at Starbucks despite her protests that, in 70-degree sunshine, she wasn’t very cold right now.
Raided her piggy bank to pay for the cocoa with every intention of repaying it.
Let my husband pick out a computer for her and he chose one that is better than mine.
Spent $160 on gifts at Target and allowed the cashier to sign me up for a store credit card to save 15 percent, a process that took 15 percent of the trouble it will take to cancel the credit card.
Soon realized that 15 percent of $160 isn’t nothing but amounts to less than nothing.
Learned that a plumbing leak requires replacement of the dining room ceiling before our Christmas company comes.
A ceiling over our heads instantly amounted to my greatest wish and blessing.