Friday, April 6, 2012

Cashing in on Christmas

I decided a while ago that relationships aren't about gifts;
Don't give me little tokens as, out of my life, you drift.
When my grands used to ask, "What did you bring to me?"
"I brought you myself," I'd reply. "Your gift is what you see."

I used to have "special days" that I'd spend with granddaughters;
As these were birthday gifts, for their favorite activities we'd barter.
Some of them have gotten too busy, so I send them a check.
But today I had a holiday so I said, "Oh, what the heck!"

I took my daughter-in-law for a pedi and a manicure;
My granddaughter came along, a welcome surprise, for sure.
Then we went to their house and spent a few lovely hours
Making Easter foods and carving vegetable flowers.

A bit of swimming races in their backyard pool.
In less than an hour, granddaughter was too cool.
Granddaughter wants a day next week all to herself;
I am always honored not to be left on the shelf.

These are payments on Christmas gift certificates;
A special day doing what they want will always fit.
I also got good news about my job as I drove home;
Sometimes things work best when they are left alone.

1 comment:

  1. I must say, you have some great 'real life' ideas. I know the family appreciates your creativity! NEAT or SWEET as ond Grandson would say!!!