Have you ever given the gift you had for one person to another? Was it hilarious? Or mortifying?
I was very lucky as a child to have a great aunt who loved me like a grandchild. Her sister, my Nana, died when I was 10 and she took me on as one of her own grandchildren, despite having many grandchildren of her own.
She often gave me pajamas for Christmas. One year, while I was in college, I went to visit Aunt Joan and Uncle Johnny to wish them a Merry Christmas. I chatted with them for a while, they gave me a nicely wrapped gift and I left. I don’t know why I didn’t open the gift there. I think another family member came over so I left.
When I got home, I got quite a shock.
Yes, it was pajamas. But I’m sure they weren’t the ones she picked for me- her 19 year old niece. It was two short, silk nighties- one pink and one blue. Not the usual floral flannels!
I will never forget it!
(You know a perfect gift….my mystery novel ‘Gone But Not Missed’, available at amazon.com/author/arkennedy)