Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Happily Ever After
Have a recent college graduate working with him this summer, she just got her degree in special ed and needed some summer employment, and let's face it, I needed the break she provides 2-3 days a week, 3-hours at a time.
Made a list of all the gifts Rojo got, and from whom, and asked her to take him up to Bi-Mart and have him pick out thank you cards, and then gave her the daunting task of managing the writing of said thank you notes. "How many should I get, one package? 8-10?"
"No," I said. He's popular. We need at least 20."
When I got home 20 thank you notes were all done and ready for me to address, stamp and mail. Happy. Few things please me more than getting something checked off the list.
One slight catch. He'd picked Disney princess thank you notes. The boy has never seen a Disney movie. Never read a Disney book. Has no interest in princesses. Don't know what got into him. Probably just a whim. His tutor said she tried to steer him towards a few others, dogs, cars, etc., boy cards, but no, it was Disney princesses for my kid. Maybe he just thought they were pretty - he is 14 now, you know.
And so it is.
Inside the card it says something about thank you for making his happy ever after.
So, thank you, all of you, for your wishes, your gifts, your physical expressions. Presents are nice and fun to open, but most of all, thank you for your presence. Priceless.