My family is doing well, and the grandchildren have never had a better one. From Barbee dolls to Star Wars light sabers, they got pretty much everything they wanted. Optimus Prime was expected and delivered.
If you don’t know who/what Optimus Prime is, you don’t have a four-year old boy. OP is s transformer, and is composed of many parts. He/it starts as a double-axel truck cab, and morphs into a gun-toting, bad-guy killing unstoppable machine. Yes, the wonderful world of transformers is something to behold.
Perhaps the most precious moment was when our two-year-old grand-daughter discovered her coveted Princess Panties. With a squeal of delight, she proceeded right then and there to put on her new underwear. These were the long-awaited big-girl pants, and they went into immediate use.
So, what do grand-dads get for Christmas? Well, in this day and age they don’t give us neck ties. We stopped wearing those things when we retired. Now, we get sweaters, socks, and sweatshirts, and pretty much anything warm. Now you get the idea how we are viewed in the gifting world. Since grand-dads hardly ever shave we don’t get cheap after shave lotion, either.
Satisfied with a stack of new shirts, sweaters, and sweat-shirt hoodies, this has been a pretty good Christmas for my kind. The most important thing was watching the family open their gifts, and making new memories to have for those cold winter days to come.
Merry Christmas, everybody.