As I’ve said before, I enjoy giving people gifts for Christmas. There’s just something about finding that perfect gift for someone, and seeing their face light up when they open it. I like giving presents, but I also like getting them, and this year had a few good ones.
Grown-ups can’t play with Legos anymore. (Okay, we can, but people frown on it. Also, they’re so expensive I can never justify buying them for myself. I can’t wait till Squishy is old enough that I can buy him or her Legos so I can play with them.)
Lucky for me, my family has discovered Nano Blocks. They’re like Legos, but less than a quarter in size, meaning they’re way too delicate for clumsy kid fingers to play with. They’re adult
And this year I got a few. First, there’s a Minion.
Cute, isn’t he.
And I also got a keyboard, guitar and drumset. Along with the grand piano my sister gave me last year, I have the makings of a band here.
By the way, have you seen The Force Awakens yet? Two years ago the wife gave me the original Star Wars trilogy for Christmas. Lately I’ve had the urge to watch the prequels again (I know – I get weird sometimes), so the wife delivered.
Between you and me, the Yoda bubble bath is by far the cooler part of this present.
But the award for best Christmas present this year goes to the mother-in-law (with special recognition to the wife who helped her figure out what to give me).
Yes, the mother-in-law, who has never seen a Doctor Who episode in her life, has made me a TARDIS shirt. She has one of those cool computerised embroidery machines, and a nifty little program that allows her to make her own patterns, so she embroidered a TARDIS from a picture the wife had sent her.
As cool as the embroidery is, it really impressed me that she actually got a shirt that fits the theme. And it’s very slimming, but that’s to be expected – it’s bigger on the inside, after all.
I’ve worn it twice already, but no one has freaked out about my TARDIS shirt yet. Doctor Who is not very big in my town, it seems. I think it’s very cool, though, and so does the wife.