She is a great gift-giver. Two years ago, she got me a replacement Beauty and the Beast lunchbox after my old one (the one I used in preschool) was lost.
|Lunch as old as time.|
This Christmas, she got me a gorgeous faux-fur circle scarf, and a beautiful vintage necklace.
|It's just the most.|
Isn't it lovely? It's quickly become one if my favorite accessories.
Yesterday, I went to my parents' house to watch the Superbowl, and Lil' Sis further proved that she is the Ultimate Giver.
When I walked in the door, I found this gift waiting in the office:
|Love the bag, BTDubbs.|
But when I opened it, this was all I saw:
The floor? Well what do you know, a string...
|Follow the cotton thread road!|
I continued to the living room - but oh no! There was a fork in the road! Which road to take? The left, or the right? I veered to the right, and the trail stopped behind the TV.
Okay, fine. Left this time - behind the couch.
The fan! I flipped the switch, and after a moment, another message fluttered from the blades.
I scrambled back down the stairs, shouting, "But there are TWO CARS!" We dashed into the garage, and I saw the note perched on the dash in the Corolla. I flung open the door, and the light burst on to reveal the writing:
|I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN.|
GUH, sometimes being right is SO HARD. Fine, I cut my losses - to the van! And this time, finally, I saw the prize.
The final gift was wonderful - the ENTIRE Muppets collection from OPI! - but the scavenger hunt was the best part. Count on Lil' Sis to take gift-giving to the next level.
That, dear readers, is how you make a present into an experience.