December 9, 2007

Birthday Fun

Today I learned that gift giving to children can be so much more enjoyable than between adults. You work so hard to choose the perfect gift and then watch carefully to see the spark of interest in the eyes of a 1-year old. Young children go through a span of time when they have not learned to lie. When they enjoy something, they genuinely enjoy it, not "this is great, thanks".

Today at my godson's birthday party, I think his favorite gift was the little cake planet his mom made special just for him! And though the little guy might not care much yet for the hat we bought him, it was rewarding to watch his parents and family smile and enjoy it when he did wear it!

What did you learn today?

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