Wednesday, December 24, 2014
What’s the best present you’ve ever given someone?
Hmm, this is a challenging prompt. I think I would have to say the year my Star Son turned ten. At home we gave him a hand-held gaming device I dunno which one maybe a Nintendo DS or something, they were all the rage back then, and we gave him that because we were going on a flight to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands for a holiday and to meet one of my penpals who was travelling there from Vienna. It was kind of like a “Meet you half way” deal.
So we boarded the flight and landed in NZ the day after his birthday but half way into the next flight we crossed the international date line and suddenly it was the 23rd again and his tenth birthday again, so the captain announced it and everyone on the plane sang Happy Birthday to him, and he was given another gift, a game for the hand-held device that he REALLY wanted he was disappointed he didn’t get the game originally but we had this planned the whole time. We went up the list of “best parents EVER” that birthday and not only that he had a great birthday week in Rarotonga, he learnt to snorkel and tried new foods and learnt to speak the local language and had a great time.
I think that would have to be the best present I ever gave some one.