Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It's Here!

The box came yesterday!
You know, the one I tell you about every April when it arrives a few days before my birthday; the one from my daughter that always has an assortment of the most interesting things inside – the one I can hardly wait to open – and sometimes don’t.

My daughter complains if I open it early. But it's hard! Birthdays only come once a year!
This year, the box is square.
“Couldn’t be clothes in that box,” said Mr. H.
“I wouldn’t say that,” I said. “Remember, Toney travels a lot; she has that packing down-pat. I can just imagine her rolling up an article of clothing and making it fit in a box that size just to fool me.”
Mr. H. smiled and shook his head in agreement.
Two days early, it was. And I still have one to go. Now what?
I can’t look at that square box for another 24 hours, wondering what’s in it and not open it.
Can I?
Maybe if I put it out of sight and stay too busy to think about it. I managed it last year. Will I be able to do it again?
We’ll see.

(I wonder what's in that little square box.)



Jennifer said...

Cute Peggy. I like gifts to. guess everyone does. Birthdays are fun. Have a good one!

Audria Thomason Botkin said...

Love your writing! Will be waiting to hear all about the contents! Happy Birthday!

Drema Ward said...

Yes you must let us know if you are guessing right.

Claire Swenson said...

I would have to open it just a little and smell it. Happy birthday dear friend. A little in advance.

Diane Rollins Cook said...

Cute! I hope you wait. I know it's hard!

Brenda Williams said...

Happy birthday a little early Peggy we love you Johnny and Brenda