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Saturday, December 27

Christmas Fun

Don't you just love it when you buy someone a gift and they get all excited and have lots of fun with it? Well, this is what happened to us this Christmas.

Brandon, Jordan and I were at Wal*Mart in September. We had been looking in the toy department for Christmas list ideas. We were on our way to another section of the store and I happened to see the toilet seats. I told the boys I needed to look there, as my toilet seat was in need of replacing.

(Now, some of my regular readers will know that my daughter, Michelle, loves dolphins. She has her main floor bathroom painted blue and it is decorated with dolphins, lighthouses, seashells etc. )

Well, what did we find but a see-through acrylic toilet seat with dolphins on the lid. The boys agreed that their mother would love it, so I bought it. We placed it in a huge gift bag and added tissue paper to keep prying eyes away. The boys asked what they should tell their mother if she asked what we had bought her for Christmas. I told them, "Tell her a toilet seat. She won't believe you."

Here is Michelle when she first opened the toilet seat. She gave a squeal of delight and said, "My sons are banned from my bathroom."

Holding the toilet seat so everyone could see that it was transparent. You would have thought she had been given a million dollars.
Then she got a little silly and put it over her head. She's laughing so hard in this photos.
And being sassy in this one. She said,'This is the only time you'll ever see me wear a toilet seat around my neck."

Everyone had a good laugh and it was a lot of fun seeing how much she enjoyed receiving a toilet seat. Just goes to show you that some people will be happy no matter what they receive.

This was the highlight of the Christmas gifts and I was glad that she enjoyed her gift so much. Giving just the right gift is indeed a blessing. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. ~Blessings, Mary~

21 comments:

  1. That's always my favorite moment of Christmas. Giving that perfect gift and seeing their face. You sure found the perfect gift! I bet your daughter is still smiling.

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  2. Perfect gifts always make us smile.. the gift of the photos your mom gave you was wonderful... I wish I had a picture of my mom's folks... they died when she was quite young and I've never known what they looked like... I treasure old photos... and new ones too... the photos of your daughter enjoying her toilet seat will bring smiles to all of you forever...

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  3. I love those moments too! The photo's are great!

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  4. Yez ... moments like this make for special memories. Thanks for sharing your Christmas family story illustrated with photos ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  5. Such sweet moments, thanks for sharing. I love dolphins too.

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  6. That is great!
    It is not often that you see that much joy from a toilet seat. :) I love nautical things so I can understand her joy at being able to add to her collection.
    Glad ya'll had a great Christmas.

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  7. That is an unusual gift, I'm glad she liked it :-)

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  8. I love the toilet seat - I haven't been in Wal-Mart for a while, so I haven't seen this one. It looks like your daughter enjoyed her gift! Atl east with a seat like that she won't have to fool with a seat cover!

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  9. What a blessing to you and the boys for picking the right gift for her!! my husband gave each other bath robes and did not have any idea we were getting them. Mine is red and his is blue with red mixed in. What fun!!! ... Hugs to you my friend...m..

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  10. That is SO cute, Mary! And I don't blame her for being excited over that...I love dolphins too!

    Glad you had a Merry Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Tammy

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  11. Oh my gosh!!!!! I think I'm in love with her seat! [Did I just say that?]

    The boys and you did a super fine job. By the looks and reading how delighted she was....it's a perfect fit! [Did I just say THAT?]

    Awesome, just plain ol' awesome. And fun too.

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  12. PS....you have a 'top gift giving gift for 2008' award added to my blog today. I just love this.

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  13. Don't you just love getting someone the perfect gift!!!! That just makes it so much fun! Great pictures, shows she REALLY loves her gift!

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  14. That is the kind of story family memories are made of.

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  15. By way of Hootin' Anni's blog...

    I love it!! That reaction is so rewarding to the gift giver!

    Wishing you a Happy Holidays!

    MommyWizdom

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  16. Gifts like that -something the person may really want/enjoy but with a bit of a twist of humor in it too -really make things extra special, don't they? I've never heard of toilet seats like that before but sounds like a trip to the store to check out that department could prove quite interesting. We need a new seat here and who knows what I might be able to find that would spruce up the decor a bit in the process.

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  17. Sometimes you just stumble on the perfect gift for someone. Glad she liked it!

    I hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright-looks like it was!

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  18. Never know what will be a hit at Christmas.
    Coffee is on.

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  19. Well whatever makes people that you give gifts too...happy...then that is the best right gift!! So glad she enjoyed it. What fun!!

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  20. It looks like she really enjoyed her gift!

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  21. What a great gift that was, especially since it matched her bathroom so perfectly!!! I can understand why she was so happy! It also made for a fun gift, too! Clever and thoughtful gift, Mary! We always give a gag gift to our children...this year I made my son a braided wig since he buzzed all his hair off by mistake, (forgot to put the guard on the clippers) and I made my daughter an Aunt Jemima apron as she loves to cook and bake! Those gifts brought everyone laughter! Nothing can match family fun time!

    (((((( HUGS ))))))

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