Monday, November 28, 2011

{Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge} The One Where I Think There's a Car With a Bow Outside

Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge
 
Today's Topic:
 
Fave Gift Received EVA!
 

The first gift that came to mind when I read today's topic was definitely the year my parents got me a car for Christmas.  It was the Christmas before my sweet 16th birthday, and it was one of the most generous and exciting gifts I've ever recieved!

It wasn't exactly like this.

When I came into the living room on Christas morning, there was a little gift from Santa that made me squeal with excitement!


There was a little black car key tied with a bow!  I was so excited - "they really bought me a car!" I thought.  Immediately, I ran the to garage to check my new set of wheels out.

No car.

Okay, they must have left it outside in the driveway.

Opened the gararge door. 
No car.

Is this some kind of sick joke?

I went back inside and sat down, on the verge of tears thinking my parents were playing some kind of mean joke on me.  Holding the key, I looked down.  There was a brochure for Honda.  Then I looked closer at the key.  It was not for a specific car, it was a blank car key.  Oh my gosh, they are going to let me pick out the car.

After good ole Gardening Mom and Hat Daddy came downstairs a few hours later, they explained that yes, we were going to go pick the car together the next day.  At first I wondered why they didn't go the big bow route.

And then I remembered who I am.

A slightly neurotic, completely compulsive, control-freak.
(My blog name has the word 'stress' in it for God's sake.)

My parents knew exactly what they were doing by not giving me a big ole car with a bow on, that I ultimately would have wondered whether it was exactly what I wanted.  They gave me the choices, let me let my control-freak flag fly. 

Regardless of how I got the car, getting a car for any occasion, in any way is an insanely generous and kind gift.  And that's the kind of parents I have. 

Thanks again, 'Rents!


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11 comments:

Kathy S said...

That is an awesome present!

Emily said...

What a great gift! I am a new follower from the blog challenge!

Raquel said...

That's an awesome present!

Rachel said...

Jealous! What a cool gift! Stopping by from Mingle Monday.

Mia Maree said...

What an awesome gift, but super cute story! :-)

LC said...

Visiting from A Complete Waste of Makeup!

Awww great gift!!! I've always been jealous of people who get the new car with a bow on it!

Simply Mily said...

hahah the story is super cute!!! and I'm super jealous that you got a car!!!!

Neely said...

Love this story!

Betty said...

That's an awesome present and so great of your parents to let you pick it yourself! I've always dreamed of opening the keys to a new car myself, so I'm totally jealous!

Ashely Redden said...

A car is a very generous gift. I think that it's very sweet of your parents to give you a blank key. It only shows that they want you to have the car of your choice. They might be thinking that since they are bound to spend a big amount of money for you, why not give it all? They let you point what you want to make sure that the cost is worth it to make both party happy and contented. So what kind of car did you take home?

Ashely Redden @Infinti of Ann Arbo

Arlyne Nelms said...

I can imagine your facial expression as you searched for the car in your yard, Casey. It's indeed one of the most generous gifts that anyone could receive. I hope you noticed that your parents reminded you on how to be a responsible owner by selecting your own car. It's been two years now, and I hope your car is still running at it's best.

#SpartanToyota

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