2312. Children’s parcels

There were only a few days left until Christmas and the toys Natalie had ordered online still hadn’t arrived. She had ordered them for her two boys back in September. This called for emergency thinking.

Horace, her husband, was dispatched to the store to buy tools and timber, nails and paint, and other handy things. Natalie downloaded simple carpentry plans for how to make toys that work. They wrapped things in separate parcels to make lots of presents.

Horace cleared some space in his Man Cave and put the boys’ names on it. All was ready for Christmas Day.

The pre-ordered parcels arrived! But the parents were excited about the handyman things. They thought they’d keep the pre-ordered gifts for the boys’ birthdays.

15 thoughts on “2312. Children’s parcels

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      I’m not saying there’s a moral in it but – I had two nieces – one had children who had everything, the other whose children had nothing and found all sorts of things to do. The poor ones ended up with Ph Ds!

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Years ago – when I was teaching – I would get “junk mail” every day and throw it in a pile – I never opened a single letter until the end of the term You’ve no idea how many opportunities I missed!

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  2. Sarah Angleton

    Such a great idea! Actually, my oldest is getting lumber and lighting materials for a shelving project he wants to put together in his room. He’s going to love it! And, now he’ll have something to keep him busy over the rest of winter break.

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