Gift

by Marinka on December 17, 2011

Scene: Marinka and her 13 year old daughter are at home.  Talking.

Mommy, what would you like for Christmas?

An iPad.

No, I mean, from me.

An iPad.

I can’t afford an iPad!

Why not?

I don’t have enough money.

Oh.

How about something I make myself?

Sure. Do you know how to make an iPad?

NO.

Oh.

Do you like anything else besides iPads?

Yes.

What?

Altoids.

I can’t give you Altoids for Christmas!

Can’t afford those either, huh?

No! Altoids are not a gift.

Ok, I’ll think of something between Altoids and iPads.

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) ) )

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!!!

Ok, I got it.

What?

A shower cap. But not a shower cap that you get for free from a hotel.  A sort of fancyish shower cap.

You really want a shower cap as a gift from me for Christmas?

No,  I really wanted an iPad and Altoids.

So you want a shower cap?

Yes.

Why can’t you just put a plastic bag on your head.

Believe me, I’m considering it.

 

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Marta
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December 17, 2011 at 9:38 am

Hahaha. Perhaps you can ask for a fancy plastic bag.

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anymommy December 17, 2011 at 11:59 am

I hope my kids are as funny as yours when they grow up. I want an ipad as well, but I’m told with great excitement that I’m getting a new clip for the dog’s leash and IT’S RED. May I borrow your plastic bag when you’re done with it?

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calliope December 17, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I guess buying her an economy size pack of maxipads and drawing an “i” on it won’t work?

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Deb December 17, 2011 at 7:51 pm

*Laugh*

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Lyndsay December 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I’m getting a bottle of liquid soap from my own bathroom closet that I bought myself at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago. Oh and it’s wrapped in SpongeBob paper.

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Anna Lefler
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December 18, 2011 at 9:02 am

Hahahahahahahaha!

XO

A.

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tracy@sellabitmum
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December 18, 2011 at 10:16 pm

What is it with these kids and not being able to afford iPads for their mothers. Damn economy.

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the mama bird diaries
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December 18, 2011 at 11:34 pm

You sweet girl so deserves an iPad. I don’t know why you are keeping it from her.

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Joni December 19, 2011 at 6:17 am

LOL. I have missed reading your blog. Shame on me. That is funny.

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dusty earth mother December 19, 2011 at 11:55 am

I’m not really sure that a shower cap is the median between Altoids and iPads. Perhaps a knock-off pashmina?

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