For years I've been trying to tell Carl that my love language is Receiving Gifts. They don't have to be expensive or even cost money at all. I just appreciate it when someone has thought enough of me to get me a little something special.
Carl had to work for just over a week at NASA. This happened to fall during Caleb's Spring Break. It wouldn't have been so bad except we've been having to adjust Caleb's medications and things haven't been so fun around here. He's difficult anyway, but add in no school, change of schedule, one less parent, etc… and you have a recipe for disaster.
The kids did not disappoint. I talked with Carl every night and I said, "You better bring me back something really good". He said, "Don't worry". He always says that and I always worry. I knew he had the whole weekend off. They had cars. It wasn't like he was stuck at a hotel all week. I was hoping for the best.
This is what I got:
a keychain! Isn't is amazing! It is solar powered.
It gets even better! Here's the other side. It blinks thanks to the power of the sun.
And on. Isn't that so romantic? It's a blinking keychain all the way from NASA!
But wait! Even better… it came all the way from CHINA!
This present is EVEN BETTER than the pack of cards he got for me from some conference vendor when he went to Las Vegas. He has to go to Phoenix for a week at the end of April. Maybe I'll just have to give him some suggestions.